Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swiss Feds Sever Ties To Assisted Suicide Organization

Maybe the Swiss are coming to their oh-so-civilized senses. Their federal court has severed ties with an assisted suicide outfit. The intent of the previous arrangement was to regulate how assisted suicide was carried out. Guess what? It didn’t work (shocked, I tell you).
Federal Court overturns assisted suicide deal
The Swiss Federal Court has declared an accord between the Zurich prosecutor’s office and an assisted suicide organisation null and void.
According to the country's highest court, Swiss law does not permit such deals.
In 2009 the Exit association and Zurich’s chief prosecutor signed an agreement regulating the particulars of assisted suicide, including the use of deadly sodium pentobarbital and compensation for those who help others kill themselves. more

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