Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Assisted-suicide ban strengthened in Louisiana

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition in Louisiana reported in their legislature in brief report that House Bill 1086, a bill that strenghens the assisted suicide ban in Louisiana, that was sponsored by Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R - Shreveport) has passed in the legislature and is headed to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk for signing into law. The article states:
Assisted-suicide ban strengthened

A bid to strengthen Louisiana’s ban on euthanasia is headed to the governor’s desk after receiving final legislative passage.

The state prohibits euthanasia and assisted suicide. House Bill 1086 by Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, will add the prohibition to the state’s medical-consent law.

Seabaugh’s proposal will spell out that someone authorized to approve medical procedures for another person may not approve any procedure that would be considered assisted suicide. That prohibition will extend to include medical treatment for nursing home residents unable to make their own decisions.

Gov. Bobby Jindal supports the bill.
Louisiana is one of many states that have strengthened protections in law from assisted suicide.

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