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Brisk Business at Swiss Suicide Clinics

by | Mar 12, 2015

By Wesley J. Smith

Exit-logoSuicide is trending these days, as the international media glamorizes assisted suicide and euthanasia. It’s become so IN dahling! As a result, business is brisk at Exit, one of Switzerland’s two main suicide organizations that also run suicide clinics.

From the story:

The euthanasia organisation Exit has experienced a surge in membership in German- and Italian-speaking Switzerland. Last year, 13,413 people joined – a record number. Figures for the French-speaking part are expected in April. The number of actual assisted suicides went up as well: there were 583 in 2014, a 25% increase on 2013…

Exit attributes the strong growth in part to the large media interest in recent years. It also cites the increasing and aging population, as well as the rise in dementia diagnoses. “A continually self-determined generation is heading into old age,” stated Exit.

It says most members join at around the age of 50 – and the average age is about 65. Three-fifths of Exit’s members are women. Members must be residents of Switzerland.

Dignitas, the other primary suicide facilitator is open to anyone. People fly in to Switzerland from all over the world and pay to be made dead for thousands of dollars a pop, a phenomenon known as “suicide tourism.”

Sigh. People either see how profoundly wrong this is–or they don’t. Culture of death, Wesley? What culture of death?

Editor’s note. This appeared on Wesley’s great blog.

Categories: Assisted Suicide