Skip to comments.Dignitas founder plans assisted suicide of healthy woman
Posted on 04/02/2009 5:20:59 PM PDT by wagglebee
The founder of the Swiss assisted suicide clinic Dignitas was criticised yesterday after revealing plans to help a healthy woman to die alongside her terminally ill husband.
Ludwig Minelli described suicide as a marvellous opportunity that should not be restricted to the terminally ill or people with severe disabilities. Critics said that the plans highlighted the risks of proposals to legalise assisted suicides in Britain for people in the final stages of a terminal illness.
The Dignitas clinic in Zurich claims to have assisted in the deaths of more than 100 Britons. The Zurich University Clinic found that more than a fifth of people who had died at Dignitas did not have a terminal condition.
Mr Minelli said that anyone who has mental capacity should be allowed to have an assisted suicide, claiming that it would save money for the NHS.
He expects to go to the Swiss courts to seek a ruling in the case of a Canadian couple who have made a suicide pact to die together. The husband is ill, his partner is not ill, but she told us here in my living room that, If my husband goes, I would go at the same time with him, he said.
Mr Minelli, a human rights lawyer, told the BBC that the British were obsessed with the requirement for a patient to be terminally ill to justify an assisted suicide. It is not a condition to have a terminal illness, he said. Terminal illness is a British obsession. As a human rights lawyer I am opposed to the idea of paternalism. We do not make decisions for other people. We should have a nicer attitude to suicide, saying suicide is a very good possibility to escape.
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Killing those who are healthy will soon have the culture of death calling for the termination of everyone who they deem "undesirable".
Suicide as a “good opportunity to escape”??? How can these people even HOLD medical or legal licenses when they are obviously so mentally impaired themselves?!?!
Ludwig Minelli described suicide as a marvellous opportunity
Let Ludwig be first.
How scarey this is getting. Soon anyone who doesn;’t want another person around will be able to arrange their permanent dissapperance. I mean why pay alimony or child support just have her gone. YIKES!
"..On August 3, 1941, a Catholic Bishop, Clemens von Galen, delivered a sermon in Münster Cathedral attacking the Nazi euthanasia program calling it "plain murder." The sermon sent a shockwave through the Nazi leadership by publicly condemning the program and urged German Catholics to "withdraw ourselves and our faithful from their (Nazi) influence so that we may not be contaminated by their thinking and their ungodly behavior."
As a result, on August 23, Hitler suspended Aktion T4, which had accounted for nearly a hundred thousand deaths by this time. .."
Even Hitler backed off when firmly challenged.
Do these confused people attend the same “church” where that woman “preacher” claimed abortion was a “blessing”?
Whether it is a “marvellous opportunity” or not depends on the individual, I suppose. But it would certainly be the “last opportunity” if performed.
What a crazy name for a group that WANTS to kill people. No dignity on either side there.
The proverbial slippery slope.
Through assisted suicide, humanists will travel to killing those who are non-productive, or who do not have a “quality” to their lives. In other words - old and handicapped people will join babies with no right to life.
So it will be old and handicapped people and babies who become the unprotected class up for huamnism’s mass murder.