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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A Non-Profit for Assisted Suicide

I found a very interesting article about a Swiss non-profit devoted to assisted suicide, the article can be found by clicking here and was reported by the Washington Post. Here's a little bit from the article for those interested:

Inside a quiet courtyard off Eden Street, next to an auto-repair shop, a Swiss organization opened an office last month to help Germans kill themselves. Dignitas, a Swiss nonprofit that promotes assisted suicide, has since 1998 been advising people who want to end their lives. Headquartered in Zurich, the group makes it easy for people who want to die -- the terminally or incurably ill, the old -- to take advantage of Switzerland's assisted-suicide laws, the most liberal in the world. The group has courted foreigners since its founding, spreading information on the Internet and by word of mouth. But now Dignitas has gone a step further by expanding its physical operations outside Switzerland to recruit what it calls "members," or people contemplating suicide.

--Tom Hayes


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