Assisted Suicide an Underground Practice

Assisted Suicide an Underground Practice

Assisted suicide is legal in only five U.S. states, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico, but it still happens illegally in other states in underground practices that leave doctors, nurses and family members at risk of prosecution. Barbara Coombs Lee, president of the national nonprofit organization Compassion & Choices, which seeks to expand the rights of the […]

Assisted Suicide: Destination Switzerland

Assisted Suicide: Destination Switzerland

Many citizens of various countries who are considering assisted suicide have set their destination to Switzerland. Travelers from the United Kingdom, Germany and even some from the United States are making their final trek to seek help in ending their lives. There is some precedent of legality within the States for this kind of activity, […]

Assisted Suicide Rates Rising

Assisted Suicide Rates Rising

While the debate regarding assisted suicide continues to swirl all around the world, rates in Switzerland continue to rise. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the number of people travelling to Switzerland to end their lives has increased by more than 33 percent in the last three years. In Switzerland, assisted suicide is […]