Lansing State Journal: Amesty Could Save Lives

In their Monday morning editorial, the editors of the Lansing State Journal in Michigan offered their support for the current medical amnesty bill that is working its way through the state legislature. They wrote,

“East Lansing police officials said they have, in practice, avoided MIP prosecutions when medical help has been sought. But they can’t pursue a formal written policy unless the law is changed.

MSU student groups support the change, as does the Student Association of Michigan, which represents student government at most of the 15 public universities.

HB 4786 passed the Judiciary Committee unanimously. It deserves to move as quickly as possible through the legislative process.”

What do you think of this amnesty proposal? Let us know in the comments.

2 Responses to “Lansing State Journal: Amesty Could Save Lives”

  1. Edwin Says:

    Michigan must implement a medical amnesty policy so that no one dies or gets injured in university because of binge drinking. It’s not right that binge drinking is common in university, in which death sometimes results, but the medical amnesty policy is needed for that reason. The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. The editors of the Lansing State Journal are correct in that the bill must go through the Michigan legislature in a fast way and become law.

  2. Lindsay Says:

    I think it’s a great idea! What benefit is there to scaring away sick and dying people and their friends with threats of prosecution when their lives are much more important than this ridiculous law. That’s what the high drinking age is about isn’t it? Not letting those under 21 drink in the first place so they won’t get poisoned and die so if those in a position to help them are too afraid the thing the prohibitionists fear will come true more and more. It’s hypocrisy all around!