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Courthouse news service for 14 Dec 10 reported:

ATLANTA (CN) – A woman with Huntington’s disease and two members of the Final Exit Network challenged the constitutionality of Georgia’s in “Offering to Assist in Suicide Statute” in Federal Court. Pointing out that neither suicide nor attempted suicide are illegal in Georgia, they call the law an overbroad and vague “viewpoint-based restriction on speech” that is not narrowly tailored to achieve government interest.

The Georgia Offering to Assist Suicide Statute (O.C.G.A. 16-5-5) states: “Any person who publicly advertises, offers or holds himself or herself out as offering that he or she will intentionally and actively assist another person in the commission of suicide and commits any overt act to further that purpose is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.”

Plaintiff Susan Caldwell, who suffers from Huntington’s disease, which is hereditary, sued Gov. Sonny Perdue and……………..(snipped)

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