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Assisted suicide

Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide usually involves a health practitioner prescribing a lethal dose for a person to administer themselves, usually by swallowing a combination of drugs.

In the United Kingdom, the Suicide Act 1961 legalised the attempt to take one’s own life, but it kept illegal the assistance of another’s death. 

Assisted suicide is legal in a handful of jurisdictions globally including Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and a small number of states in the US. 

Right To Life UK campaigns against any attempt to legalise assisted suicide, and for the development of palliative care services and end of life care that remove any perceived need for assisted suicide.

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‘Suicide machine’ passes legal review in Switzerland

‘Suicide machine’ passes legal review in Switzerland

A ‘suicide machine’ has passed legal review in Switzerland and its maker hopes it will be available for use as early as next year. The 3D printed ‘suicide machine’ was created by Philip Nitschke, founder of the suicide advocacy group Exit International, proponent of...

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