Legal Debate Over Doctor-Assisted Death

Legal Debate Over Doctor-Assisted Death

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.

Guests

Thaddeus Pope

director of the Health Law Institute and associate law professor at Hamline University School of Law.

Dr. Joanne Lynn

geriatrician, hospice physician and director of the Altarum Institute Center on Elder Care and Advanced Illness.

Dr. Krayton Kerns

doctor of veterinary medicine and Republican member of the Montana Legislature.

Barbara Coombs Lee

president, Compassion & Choices, and chief petitioner of the 1997 Oregon Death with Dignity Act. She was a nurse and physician assistant before becoming a private attorney.

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