The Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics has backed assisted suicide and has called for government supervision of Swiss euthanasia clinics. So long as “no egoistic or self-serving motives” are involved, active suicide assistance should remain legal, said the head of the commission, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter. It should be open to everyone as a last friendly turn.” However, people with psychological illnesses should not be allowed to take their own lives in the clinics.
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