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Judge Overrules New Mexico Legislature, Permits Assisted Suicide

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Judge Nan G. Nash

Judge Jan G. Nash

by Wesley J. Smith, The National Review

If you ever wonder why there are so many radical and extreme lawsuits, wonder no more. As I have often said about a variety of issues, it only takes one judge to break down the walls of democratic governance and impose an ideological view.

That has now happened in New Mexico where Compassion and Choices brought a lawsuit claiming that a doctor assisting the suicide of a terminally ill patient isn’t breaking the assisted suicide law, but merely providing the state constitutionally protected medical treatment of “aid in dying.”

That redefinition gambit did not work a few years ago in Connecticut. It didn’t even work in Montana, where the Supreme Court there refused to impose a constitutional right to assisted suicide. And the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that there is no federal constitutional right to assisted suicide.

But now, that “one judge” has been found.

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© 2014 The National Review

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