The Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit today challenging California's assisted suicide law.
The civil rights lawsuit alleges Equal Protection violations of individuals labeled terminally ill and was filed by five doctor and by the American Academy of Medical Ethics (AAME),
The Act decriminalizes physician-assisted suicide and instantly removes criminal law, elder abuse, and mental-health legal protections from any individual labeled terminally ill. By contrast, non-labeled Californians have legal protection that makes it a felony to aid, advise, or encourage another to commit suicide.
The lawsuit asks the court to uphold civil and criminal laws that should apply equally to all Californians, including laws that protect people from self-harm and elder abuse laws.
To see a copy of the plaintiffs' application for a temporary restraining order, click here.