Medical aid in dying became available in Montana when the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of terminally ill U.S. Marine veteran Bob Baxter, in 2009, finding that "[The] Rights of the Terminally Ill Act clearly provides that terminally ill patients are entitled to autonomous end-of-life decisions."
But this year the right to a peaceful death is under attack by lawmakers who want to criminalize doctors and take away this compassionate end-of-life option for residents in Big Sky Country. Contact your lawmakers today and tell them that terminally ill Montanans deserve to make their own medical decisions, not legislators.
When you sign this petition, a letter is sent on your behalf to your local state representatives.
I believe that the ability to make my own healthcare decisions—in accordance with my personal values and beliefs—is among my fundamental liberties as a Montanan. I believe that individuals should be able to decide what's right for themselves at the end of their lives, rather than having politicians make that decision for us. I am also among the majority of Montanans who support allowing mentally capable, terminally ill adults to choose to end their suffering by accessing medical aid in dying, as authorized by the Montana Supreme Court.
I urge you to reject Legislative Concept 1043, which will be proposed during the 2023 legislative session, that seeks to strip this compassionate end-of-life care option from your terminally ill constituents.
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