Switzerland’s “Suicide Tourism” by Victims with Treatable Conditions Increases

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics In Switzerland, the numbers of people traveling from abroad to die are growing dramatically. Even more disturbing is the fact that the reasons they cite in seeking suicide are growing beyond inevitably terminal illness to include traditionally manageable conditions. In a New Scientist magazine …

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British Suicide Act Need Not Change in wake of Swiss vote rejecting bans on assisted suicide and ‘suicide tourism’

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Peter Saunders is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a United Kingdom-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. This first appeared here. Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and ‘suicide tourism’. A proposal to restrict access for foreigners to assisted suicide …

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