Assisted suicide has long been permitted in Switzerland. But helping German citizens commit suicide there could soon be a punishable offense. The German government is planning to table a new euthanasia law this fall.
Politicians are considering giving physicians more leeway in sharing information about possible child abuse cases. The move might compromise rules of confidentiality - but it could also save lives.
For more than a decade a 74-year-old man fought for legal access to fatal drugs for his paralyzed, now-deceased, wife. A German court has now ruled that her extreme suffering should have been taken into account.
Every year, many terminally ill patients opt to go to Switzerland to end their lives. Medically assisted suicide is legal there under certain conditions. Why do people choose this route when palliative care is available?
What's in a name? A lot if the name's euthanasia. Doctor-assisted suicide has been a legal gray area in Germany for years, leaving lots of room for debate, but serious discussion gets lost in the emotional wordplay.
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