February 24, 2024

Official Swiss ethics panel backs state-monitored suicide

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.