Charges thrown out against right-to-die group, tells the Court determined the state's law was overbroad. Last year, four members of the Final Exit Network were charged with "aiding and abetting assistance of a suicide, a felony, and aiding and abetting in the interference with a death scene, a gross misdemeanor."
The organization explains it does not encourage sucide, but instead, provide information and emotional support. Judge Karen Asphaug ruled 'advising' was overborad, whereas 'encouraging' passed constitutional review. Hence, she dismissed all charges against one of the defendants, whereas the three others still face the other charges.
It is complicated, isn't it? Permitting organizations or individuals to actively encourage suicide will result in undesirable pressure and even abuse.