April 20, 2024

IN BRIEF: Dignitas; Vatican

Dignitas: Four Britons have ended their lives in Switzerland, with the help of the Zurich’s Dignitas clinic, in the past six weeks. So far, 54 people from the UK have died there. The head of Dignity in Dying (formerly the Voluntary Euthanasia Society) said that she was shocked and saddened by these deaths in a distant country, but the ultimate cause was the UK’s failure to legalise assisted suicide.