Dr. Death launches “glorified gas chamber” suicide machine

Even he says it has negative connotations of the Holocaust By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Philip Nitschke, the “rational suicide” advocate and founder of Exit International, known as Doctor Death, has unveiled a new suicide machine at an Amsterdam Funeral Fair. Dr. Death’s latest horror The “Sarco” (short for sarcophagus) works …

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Nitschke designs suicide machine which doubles as a coffin

The latest in a series of DIY suicide gadgets By Michael Cook Australia’s best-known euthanasia activist, Dr. Philip Nitschke, is back in the news with another machine for committing suicide, the Sarco capsule. The machine will allow anyone who has the access key to end their life by simply pressing a button. Developed in the …

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Dancing with the star: suicide enthusiasts celebrate Nitschke’s 70th birthday

By Michael Cook Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has a knack for public relations. To celebrate his 70th birthday recently an elderly flash mob assembled on the beach in Surfer’s Paradise, in the state of Queensland. In an impressive display of geriatric choreography, the purple-clad crowd danced to the Bon Jovi hit, “It’s my life.” …

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Nitschke creates his own euthanasia award

Honoring crass and undignified behavior says something about the cause By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Anyone who has ever sat on an awards committee knows well that there are standards to be met. Make the award too easy to attain or provide it to someone who has not met the criteria and the currency of …

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Converting the miserabilists

The fundamental question in confronting euthanasia is whether life is worth living By Michael Cook, editor, MercatorNet. Philip Nitschke is one of the world’s most famous Australians, although he has recently moved to the Netherlands. He helps people to kill themselves, mostly by directing them to lethal drugs or supplying them with bottled gas. He …

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No charges in suicide case in South Australia, including “Dr. Death,” Philip Nitschke

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia It is almost exactly two years since South Australian euthanasia campaigner, Max Bromson took his own life in a motel at a seaside suburb of Adelaide. After two years of investigation, South Australian Police confirmed today that they will not be laying charges against former doctor and head of …

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Nitschke roadshow – it’s a business after all

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia It seems that it isn’t enough to provide people with information on how to get an illegal euthanasia drug sent to people from overseas, now Philip Nitschke and Exit want to provide tests so that people will know that what came in the mail will ‘do the job’. News …

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Making suicide easier – and no one takes notice

By Paul Russell, Director, Hope Australia “The reality is, a portion of our population will suicide and I don’t think we should make it so hard.” Who said that? You’re guessing; putting two and two together, noting the author of this article and, hand quickly in the air from the back of the class you …

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Making suicide easier – and no one takes notice

By Paul Russell, Director, Hope Australia “The reality is, a portion of our population will suicide and I don’t think we should make it so hard.” Who said that? You’re guessing; putting two and two together, noting the author of this article and, hand quickly in the air from the back of the class you …

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Nitschke tells medical board to go to blazes

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. “Exit” is an international organization working to legalize assisted suicide and to “promote methods of committing suicide.” Nembutal is a legal barbiturate that Philip Nitschke has promoted since the late 1990’s as “a peaceful way to die.” It took only a month for Australia’s leading right-to-die activist to tire of …

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Nitschke’s comedy act a damp squib

By Michael Cook Judging from early reviews of Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke’s sally into stand-up comedy, he should stick with his day job. Mark Monahan, of the London Telegraph was savage in his review of the Australian euthanasia activist’s act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. “ … the show is a head-in-hands artistic …

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A “euthanasia parable” that affirms life

By Dave Andrusko I believe it’s fair to say that if anything qualifies for the “you can’t make this stuff up,” it comes from the mouth of Philip Nitschke, aptly and correctly known as Australia’s Jack Kevorkian, aka “Dr. Death.” Here’s the setting. Nitschke is criticizing a new movie that just came out titled “Last …

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