Wyoming's New Assisted Suicide Bill--To Outlaw It!
Posted Feb 03 2009 12:43am
Wonder of wonders, Wyoming has stepped up to the plate to outlaw assisted suicide. From HB 120 (no link):
(a) A person who has knowledge that another person intends to commit or attempt to commit suicide and who does either of the following with the intention of enabling or facilitating the suicide commits the offense of assisting suicide:(i) Provides the physical means by which the other person attempts or commits suicide; (ii) Participates in a physical act by which the other person attempts to commit or commits suicide.
The bill ensures that good pain control is not considered assisted suicide and that removing unwanted life-sustaining medical treatment is not threatened. Good for Representatives Davison, Brechtel, Jaggi, McKim and Petersen and Senators Cooper, Meier and Peterson for sponsoring this bill.