Swiss consider banning Dignitas and assisted suicide just as Britain considers relaxing its own laws

It's a sad day today as Britain changes the laws on assisted suicide. Members of the Swiss Government want the laws on assisted suicide tightened up - at a time when Britain considers relaxing its own laws.
As the Swiss prepare for a debate into assisted suicide, the Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales said new legal guidance will set out the circumstances in which friends or relatives can help without fear of prosecution.
More than 100 people have travelled from Britain to the Dignitas clinic Read more:

In attempting to 'clarify' the law on assisted suicide, Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is in severe danger of achieving exactly the opposite.
Helping someone to kill themselves is a crime punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment under the 1961 Suicide Act.
But prosecutions are rare and convictions of those whose motives were obviously compassionate almost unknown.
While still giving a clear message that assisting suicide is wrong, the law has been implemented with mercy and discretion in often heart-rending situations. Read more:


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