Germany Grapples With Assisted Suicide In Courts and Parliament

Posted July 11, 2018 1:30 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Germany Grapples With Assisted Suicide In Courts and Parliament

The following article by Sarah Carver was published by Not Dead Yet on July 9, 2018By Sarah Carver This hasn’t previously been on NDY’s radar (h/t to Euthanasia Prevention Coalition), but Germany has been grappling with assisted suicide since at least 2005, when a woman disabled by paralysis, Bettina Koch, sought to purchase suicide drugs domestically. She was denied, and then travelled to Switzerland and committed suicide “with the help of the Dignitas euthanasia association.”*Recently Germany’s Health Minister decided to stop providing euthanasia drugs.In 2012, after a years-long legal battle, her surviving husband received a ruling from the European Court

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