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Swiss Group Appeals Invocation of Euthanasia Option For The Severely Depressed

by Medindia Content Team on  September 22, 2006 at 6:24 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Swiss Group Appeals Invocation of Euthanasia Option For The Severely Depressed
United Kingdom is being nudged by a Swiss organization to rework on the laws governing assisted suicide, or euthanasia, so that it can be considered for patients suffering chronic mental ailments and depression.
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Dignitas, who has Ludwig Minelli at the helm, is petitioning the Swiss Supreme court to permit modifications in the law. Minelli said: "The question for politicians in Britain today is why do you force your citizens, people in the most terrible circumstances who are determined to end their suffering in a way of their own choosing, to leave their country and travel to Switzerland to exercise their free will."

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Dignitas has been enjoying a walk through in Switzerland, primarily because Switzerland has not come down heavily on assisted suicide. The euthanasia laws are clear that a person can be accused only if the act is motivated by self-interest.

Dignitas is now helping a Swiss national suffering bipolar disorder. MEP Chris Davies expressed that it would certainly benefit if UK could take a leaf out of the Dutch books, and reconsider their laws on assisted suicide.

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