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Suicides R Switzerland

by | Aug 4, 2015

By Wesley J. Smith

Gill Pharoah

Gill Pharoah

As I have often said, Switzerland has become Jack Kevorkian as a country, a place where people fly to be made dead. The latest example is a UK woman who was healthy, but didn’t want to be a burden.

From The Mirror story:

A healthy former nurse who chose to end her life at a Swiss suicide clinic said she’d rather die than grow old. Gill Pharaoh, 75, was not suffering from a terminal disease or depression – but was determined not to become a burden to her family or the NHS.

The idea that we “burden” each other is growing in modern society — with deadly consequences.

By the way, in Switzerland, suicide clinics are legal but it is a crime to flush a living goldfish down the toilet.

One Swiss canton provides lawyers for animals – resulting in a lawsuit by a dead pike against a fisherman who took too long to reel it in.

Oh yes, and the Constitution recognizes the dignity of individual plants.


Editor’s note. This appeared at Wesley’s fine blog.

Categories: Assisted Suicide