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The key words are “from selfish motives.” Thus, in Switzerland, there is no prosecution if the person assisting a suicide successfully claims that he is acting unselfishly. While this results in de facto legalization, assisted suicide is not legal, only unpunishable, unless a selfish motive is proven. It should also be noted that there is no illusion that assisted suicide is a medical practice. The person assisting a suicide need not be a medical professional to escape prosecution.
Oregon's Physician-Assisted Suicide Law: 341 Suicides …
The practice of assisted suicide in Switzerland has led many people to believe that the practice has been legalized in that country. That is not the case. There is an important distinction between the Swiss situation and that of Oregon, the Netherlands and Belgium where the law considers euthanasia and/or assisted suicide to be “medical treatment.”
Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Halachic Approach
No matter what Compassion & Choices says, physician-assisted suicide is not a or just one of an assortment of morally neutral end-of-life options. It’s time to stand up and fight to keep the medical profession from abandoning its most fundamental ethical principles.
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We used a variety of questionnaires to explore different questions and wordings, and to assess whether the responses to certain core questions (common to all the forms) were influenced by the order of the questions, the other questions asked, or information given on the questionnaire. Each form of the questionnaire provided background information on arguments raised in the debate about physician-assisted suicide. To guard against bias, the questionnaires were developed in consultation with medical and legal experts and with spokespersons on both sides of the assisted-suicide debate in Michigan.
Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United …
Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician-assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number of people losing their battles with mental illness and committing suicide?