Dignitas had instigated suicidal Germans to go on trial. Economic arguments are creeping into the suicide debate

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Only recently in Germany, a ruling by the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig had provoked fierce criticism: Patients are to have the right to a lethal drug for the purpose of suicide in exceptional cases, provided that palliative medical measures have already been exhausted. The reasons for the judgement are not expected to be available for two months, but in the meantime details of the background to the tragic case have become public.

 

(published on 05.04.2017)

 

Link: http://www.katholisches.info/2017/04/dignitas-hatte-suizidwillige-deutsche-zu-prozess-angestiftet-oekonomische-argumente-mischen-sich-schleichend-in-die-suizid-debatte/

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