Switzerland plans new controls on assisted suicide

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Switzerland plans new controls on assisted suicide

Postby MSUK » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:08 am

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Swiss assisted suicide organisation Dignitas is under growing pressure as questions about its finances and urns of ashes found in Lake Geneva coincide with plans for a law that would make it harder for foreigners to end their life in Switzerland.
Existing Swiss legislation on assisted suicide is brief and extremely liberal.
The practice is permitted, the law states, as long as those involved in it are not selfishly motivated and do not make a profit out of it.
The lack of more specific regulations stems from a long-held and widely accepted belief among the Swiss that the right to make an end-of-life decision is personal and individual, and should not be the subject of interference by the state... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2479
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