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Arrests Open New Front In Assisted Suicide Fight


Chicago Tribune: The man told Thomas Goodwin he wanted to kill himself to end the pain of pancreatic cancer. But first he wanted to go downstairs to get a photograph of his wife.

So Goodwin—then president of Final Exit Network, one of the nation's most prominent assisted suicide groups — waited in the bedroom for the man to return.

Instead, Goodwin was surprised by agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who burst in and arrested him on Wednesday for violating the state's assisted suicide law. They also opened a new front in a resurgent war over Americans' right to take their own lives. (Read the article>)