For legal reasons, I cannot give advice on many questions that subscribers pose except for that information already contained in my book ‘Final Exit’ 3rd edition, and its 2009 Addendum, which are protected under the 1st Amendment right to free speech and subsequent court decisions on books.
Seven people in America are currently under arrest for alleged ‘assisted suicides’ and will face trials in 2010 in Georgia and Arizona. A detective pretending to be terminally ill was used as a decoy to entrap volunteers. Using data from seized computers, police and FBI across America are currently calling at the homes of people who wanted to be members of the ‘Final Exit Network’, a publicly-known, nonprofit, right-to-die group started in 2004.
The internet is being kept under close watch by law enforcement to find more victims to back up their dubious prosecutions in Georgia and Arizona. Thus this is a time to be extra cautious and discreet. At trial, the defendants will be rigorously defended.
This harassment is most likely a right-wing backlash to our movement’s law reform successes in Oregon, Washington and Montana. We shall proceed.
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