Sydney man hopes death will spark euthanasia debate


Euthanasia is not legal in Switzerland, as it is in the Netherlands and Belgium. But a 1942 Swiss law allows a person to help another to commit suicide, provided he or she does so for altruistic reasons. Swiss right-to-die campaigners used the law to establish Dignitas. The group helped John Elliott from Sydney's Rose Bay to die on Thursday at a clinic in Zurich. His specialist Sam Milliken at St Vincent's Hospital says that while he respects his patient's views on euthanasia, "I do not support his action" in going to Zurich - James Button

Sydney man hopes death will spark euthanasia debate

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