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Assisted suicide would be banned under new law
6:33 AM, Mar 8, 2012
The Associated Press
ATLANTA — Assisting in another person’s suicide would be become a felony crime in Georgia punishable by up to a decade in prison under legislation passed by House lawmakers.
The legislation adopted Monday responds to a state Supreme Court ruling in February that struck down a 1994 law banning people from publicly advertising suicide. It passed by a vote of 124-45.
That ruling meant that four members of the Final Exit Network charged in February 2009 with helping a 58-year-old cancer patient die would not have to stand trial.
Republican Rep. Ed Setzler of Acworth said that as a result of the ruling, Georgia is among a handful of states that have no law banning assisted suicide. He said 39 other states have forbidden the practice.