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.
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