Last November, Colorado passed Proposition 106, making it the fifth state to legislate assisted suicide. Oregon, Washington, California and Vermont already had assisted suicide laws on the books. Montana also has it not by legislation but by an activist court.
Since Wyoming is sandwiched between Montana and Colorado, it is a sure bet that we will see ever increasing efforts to bring assisted suicide to our state. Don’t be caught flat-footed. Now is the time to understand the issues and be prepared for the onslaught.
If Colorado is any indication, there will be precious little room for rational thought once the former Hemlock Society decides to push the issue. Last year, Colorado saw 5.7 million untraceable dollars poured into an advertising campaign that outspent the voices for suicide prevention two to one.