Utah House passes bill criminalizing assisted suicide.

Posted February 9, 2018 10:09 am by Alex Schadenberg

Utah House passes bill criminalizing assisted suicide.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionUtah is one of several states that does not have an assisted suicide law. States, such as Utah, prosecute assisted suicide under common law.Yesterday the Utah house passed HB 86, a bill that criminalizes assisted suicide by placing it within the Utah manslaughter statute.Representative Michael McKell, amended HB 86 to deal with the critics concerns that the bill may criminalize physicians or family members who accidentally overdosed someone.HB 86 was introduced in response to the horrific death of a teenage girl:It’s what one Utah lawmaker calls a “sick case” — a teenager is accused

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