Dignitas Founder Accused of Profiteering from Assisted Suicide Deaths

Dignitas Founder Accused of Profiteering from Assisted Suicide Deaths

The founder of the Swiss non-profit association for assisted suicide, Dignitas, 85-year old lawyer Ludwig Minelli, has been accused of profiteering in 3 cases of assisted suicide.  On May 18, Minelli stood accused in the Uster District Court (Zurich) of allegedly...
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to be allowed in Switzerland

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to be allowed in Switzerland

On June 5, 2016 a majority of Swiss voters (62.4%) approved a modification to the law for medically assisted reproduction to authorize “pre-implantation genetic diagnosis” (PGD), in spite of misgivings expressed by disabled persons’ associations. PGD consists in...
Switzerland notes a sharp rise in assisted suicides in 2015

Switzerland notes a sharp rise in assisted suicides in 2015

The association Exit on the Germanic part of Switzerland (the cantons who speak German) published a report of its’ activity on March 1, 2016; revealing an increase of 30% in the number of assisted suicides performed in 2015, where 782 deaths were provoked. The report...