Friday, March 30, 2012

Switzerland & US: Pro-Death Parallels

Here’s an excellent piece on the parallels between creeping death in Switzerland and here in the US.
The Practice of Assisting Suicide is on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad
On March 27th , the government of Switzerland released a report on the practice of assisting suicide with a dramatic conclusion: five out of every 1,000 resident deaths now involve assisting suicide.  Swiss authorities recorded a steady rise of assisted suicides over the decade that records were kept.
While assisting suicide is legal in only a tiny handful of jurisdictions both in the U.S. and abroad, the Swiss practice operates extra-legally.  Assisting suicide in Switzerland is technically illegal, but the law on the matter punishes only those with selfish motives–which has turned out to be nearly impossible to prove in Swiss courts.  This has, in practice, led to a system where anyone can assist in a suicide with no essentially no restriction on who can utilize suicide. more

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