Death not for sale

Germany’s parliament has voted to criminalise commercial euthanasia.

So if cash changes hands en route to self-termination, any organisation which has facilitated that decision to die could face heavy sentences

Germany has several associations that provide terminally ill patients with lethal medication. They charge membership fees – and may now go out of business.

But’s it is still ambiguous as to whether or not assisted suicide is a criminal offence in all cases.

Passive euthanasia, such as withholding life-prolonging medical treatment, is generally accepted in Germany.


Picture source: Pen Waggener via Wikimedia Commons