Assisted suicide: British doctors reaffirm their opposition

Assisted suicide: British doctors reaffirm their opposition

During its annual convention in Belfast on June 21, 2016, the British Medical Association (BMA) reaffirmed its opposition to assisted suicide. The BMA is the professional association and the official union for medical doctors and students in the United Kingdom. A...
Assisted suicide business forbidden in Germany

Assisted suicide business forbidden in Germany

The Bundestag voted on November 6, 2015 a law forbidding assisted suicide in exchange for monetary remuneration. For the past year, Germany has opened the debate on the question of assisted suicide due to grey areas in the law. Assisting suicide is not penalized...
Mercier Affair: helping his wife commit suicide is a crime

Mercier Affair: helping his wife commit suicide is a crime

  Jean Mercier, 87 years old, was condemned on October 27, 2015 by the correctional court in Saint-Etienne to a one-year suspended prison sentence for “non-assistance to a person in danger of death “, after having helped his sick and depressed wife commit suicide in...