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New Mexico Appeals Court Reverses Ruling that Legalized Aid in Dying

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has just reversed a January 2013 lower-court ruling establishing the legality of physician aid in dying.

In a 144-page opinion, the three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that the district court had erred when it determined that “aid in dying is a fundamental liberty interest.  “We conclude that aid in dying is not a fundamental liberty interest under the New Mexico Constitution.”   

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