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"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland

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    Seeking Death: 'Suicide Tourism' to Switzerland Doubles

    More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland to die between 2008 and 2012, and the numbers doubled over those years, researchers reported Tuesday. Many of those choosing to die came from countries with strict laws forbidding voluntary assisted death, Dr. Saskia Gauthier of the Institute of Legal Medicine at the University of Zurich reports in the Journal of Medical Ethics. “While assisted suicide is strictly restricted in many countries, it is not clearly regulated by law in Switzerland. This imbalance leads to an influx of people —‘suicide tourists’—coming to Switzerland,” Gauthier wrote...


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