German court overturns ban on assisted suicide

German court overturns ban on assisted suicide

A German top court has overturned a ban on assisted suicide services, calling it a breach of the constitution. The law since 2015 has outlawed assisted suicide undertaken by organizations or doctors who accepted a fee for their help. The court ruled that the law robbed terminally ill patients of ’the right to a self-determined death’.

KCooper
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Carol
Carol 3 months

Are we now "playing God" in the place of genocide?

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 3 months

The Ist article of the German Preamble is - The dignity of a Person is inviolable (to be respected at all costs). I like this sentence. One of my favorites in the world, after the American 1st and 2nd Amendment. An ethical question would be - is there dignity in taking one's own life, or should it be treated like a tragedy which should be avoided at all costs and the person should rather be helped to preserve his/her life?

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 months

Charitable euthanasia groups couldn't kill grandpa?

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

evil

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