"The promoters of assisted suicide have worn out their thesaurus attempting to imply that it is legal in Montana. Assisted suicide is a homicide in Montana. Our MT Supreme Court ruled that if a doctor is charged with a homicide they might have a potential defense based on consent. The Court did not address civil liabilities. No one in Montana has immunity from civil or criminal prosecution. Does that sound legal to you? Oregon model bills have been rejected by our legislature in 2011, 2013 and 2015 because of gaping loopholes that allow exploitation of elders and people with disabilities of all ages by predators and predatory corporations." . . . Montana resident Bradley Williams.
2016 Republican Party Platform: "We oppose the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from people with disabilities, including newborns, as well as the elderly and infirm, just as we oppose active and passive euthanasia and assisted suicide." . . . in platform section "The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life."
"How are they supposed to know what clinical depression or any other mental illness looks like when specialists say it takes more than one 1-hour session to diagnose?" ... ... from a terminally ill patient.website.
On January 12, 2003, at its annual conference in San Diego, California, the Hemlock Society featured Dr. Philip Nitschke who described his new suicide machine. The machine, funded by Hemlock, generates carbon monoxide and can cause death within thirty minutes to an hour. It's a matter of interest that, in 1998, the California legislature passed a law that prohibits the use of carbon monoxide to kill animals ... ... from the Patients Rights Councilwebsite.
"Can you imagine the negative message we would be sending to our struggling youth? Do we want to ask doctors to have to dispense life-ending medications, breaking their age-old role and oath as trusted healers? Can you picture how much health insurance companies would save by this measure, lining their own pockets? After 20 years, a time-tested experiment in the Netherlands, approximately one quarter of those people who receive physician assisted suicide never asked for it. They did not ask for death, yet received it! That is end of life choice?" ... ... From a letter to the editor of the Burlington Free Press, March 23, 2007.