By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
According to National Right to Life News: "When the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal by the Final Exit Network, it means a 2015 conviction will stand against the assisted suicide advocacy group which was found guilty of assisting in the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn, of Apple Valley, Minnesota.
”Florida-based Final Exit Network argued that Minnesota’s law making it a crime to help other people kill themselves violates the freedom of speech,” the Associated Press reported. “But Minnesota’s appellate courts disagreed, saying the state’s assisted-suicide law is constitutional and that ‘assisting’ suicide can include speech instructing another person on methods."
We know the suicide lobby plans to win their current court case in Massachusetts. So far they have lost in the U.S. Supreme Court, in New Mexico, in Minnesota, and received a kind of split decision in Montana. The New York decision of September 7, 2017 was a incredible loss. Unfortunately, the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has already seemed to separate assisted suicide from "regular" suicide which is not good.
We must keep up the pressure! If you have not yet called Sen Jason Lewis, 617-722-1206, expressing your opposition to S.1225/H.1194, the doctor-prescribed suicide bills, do so as soon as possible.