Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionJens SpahnIn March 20017, Germany’s federal Court decided that doctors could prescribe lethal drugs to their patients. The decision created a dilemma because article 217 of Germany’s Criminal Code prohibits the promotion of suicide.Last week, the future. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) requested that the Bonn Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) “refuse applications” for euthanasia drugs.Deputy Health Minister, Lutz Stroppe wrote in a letter reported by German news outlets Der Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that the Health Ministry decided to stop providing euthanasia drugs. Deutche Welle news reported:In view of “fundamental

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