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Georgia

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There is no legislative activity around Death with Dignity in Georgia.

While Georgia passed a law prohibiting certain “assisted suicides” in 1994, this law was unanimously struck down in 2012 by the Georgia Supreme Court for violating the free speech provisions of both the United States and Georgia constitutions. The original law focused on cases where steps were taken to carry out the suicide, and assistance was promoted, rather than a blanket prohibition on all “assisted suicides.”

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