Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Assisted Suicide Statute
Posted May 14 2013 8:42am
Minnesota has one of the nation's broadest statutory prohibitions of "aiding suicide." The statute includes not just "assisting" but also "encouraging" or even "advising." This broad scope could sweep in counseling and education on end-of-life options.
Yesterday, the state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of these broad prohibitions under the First Amendment. A video of the arguments is available here.