Assisted Suicide Group Indicted in Georgia

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A grand jury has indicted four members of an assisted suicide group in Georgia. They're charged with helping a 58-year-old with cancer kill himself.

The four are part of a group called the Final Exit Network. They are also accused of tampering with evidence and violating state anti-racketeering laws.

Dr. Mark Mostert, director of Regent University's Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics, appeared on Wednesday's CBN Newschannel's Morning program to discuss the significance of the group facing prosecution.

Click play to watch the interview.

They were arrested more than a year ago.

"This is a difficult issue that our society is going to have to face in the years to come," said Bob Rubin, an attorney for Claire Blehr, a group member who was indicted. "But it's going to be a huge issue as our population ages and we have to think about what people have to do in terminal situations. And this trial will certainly air that issue."

Attorneys representing the four members say they are sure they will be pardoned if their case lands before a jury. They also hope it will help the right-to-die movement. The members argue that they never actively assist with suicide, just guides people though the process.

Authorities say the Final Exit Network has helped dozens of people kill themselves.

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