Massachusetts to debate suicide coercion bill "Conrad’s law"

Posted July 24, 2019 7:41 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Massachusetts to debate suicide coercion bill "Conrad’s law"

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionConrad RoyMassachusetts State Senator Barry Finegold and Representative Natalie Higgins are introducing Conrad’s Law, a bill to deter suicide coercion.Lauren Fox reporting for The Boston Globe stated that the bill is named for Conrad Roy who died in July 2014 after his girlfriend, Michelle Carter, pressured him through text messages and phone calls to carry out his suicide.Conrad’s law punishes those who coerce others into committing or attempting to commit suicide, with punishment of up to five years in prison. This bill does not apply to assisted suicide, which is illegal in Massachusetts.Fox reported Lynn

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