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Switzerland announced plans yesterday to crack down on “suicide tourism”, signalling that it might close the Dignitas clinic that has helped hundreds of terminally ill people to take their lives.
The plans — in the form of two draft Bills that will be offered for public debate — are likely to set off a rush of patients from Britain and elsewhere in Europe since Switzerland has become the main destination for those seeking assisted suicide.
U.S. Supreme Court when it considered Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill (the two cases in which the Supreme Court decided there is no constitutional right to die). Written by a collection of doctors and nursing home staff, the brief states: “Any new constitutional right to suicide will extend to persons who are not terminally ill, persons who are merely disabled and/or suffering physically, and persons who are comatose, in a persistent vegetative state, or otherwise incompetent.”