Sunday, December 07, 2008
YOUR "RIGHT" TO BE PUT DOWN!!
Like a Dog . . .
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Assisted suicide ruled 'a patient's right'
'We put animals out of their misery; we can do it for human beings'
Posted: December 06, 2008
11:45 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
A state district court judge ruled yesterday that patients have a right to doctor-assisted suicide.
Montana's First District Court Judge Dorothy McCarter, the Associated Press reports, declared in the case of Baxter et al. v. Montana that mentally competent, terminally ill Montanans may self-administer life-ending medication and that doctors who prescribe such medications need not fear criminal prosecution.
Robert Baxter, 75, a retired truck driver from Billings who suffers from lymphocytic leukemia, filed the lawsuit along with four physicians in the state's district court system on Nov. 1, 2007. They were aided in the case by the assisted suicide advocacy group Compassion & Choices, formerly known as the Hemlock Society.
"It's always been a very important thing with me," says Baxter in Compassion & Choices Magazine. "I've just watched people suffer so badly when they died, and it goes on every day. You can just see it in their eyes: 'Why am I having to go through this terrible part of my life, when we do it for animals? We put them out of their misery.'
"I just feel if we can do it for animals," Baxter said, "we can do it for human beings."
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