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Australian euthanasia promoter, Philip Nitschke, challenged by woman whose father died after receiving suicide advice

by | Aug 14, 2020

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Editor’s note. Even one year later, this story from August 14, 2019 is an inspiration. Too often “right to die” proponents go unchallenged.

As reported by Gary Adshead with, a woman, whose father died by suicide after being assisted Dr. Philip Nitschke, challenged Nitschke at a pro-euthanasia Exit meeting.

Adshead reported that a woman named Candice confronted Nitschke, during the pro-euthanasia meeting stating:

“There are young people who have died, people with depression,” she argued back. “It’s wrong, it’s totally irresponsible, he’s a doctor, it’s wrong.”

Candice continued:

“Apologise for what happened to my father,”

“The information you put out kills people who are not in a rational state of mind to make that decision.”

Candice then spoke to the media afterwards and stated, according to Adshead:

her father was in his 60s when he took his life two years ago, after seeking advice from Mr. Nitschke’s Exit International group that advocates legalising voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide.

She said her father was suffering from depression, but he had no terminal illness.

Nitschke has been involved with many controversial suicide deaths. Nitschke lost his medical license in 2015 for his involvement in several controversial suicide deaths.

Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Assisted Suicide