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Zurich to vote on suicide tourism

suicideZurich is set to vote on whether to continue allowing foreigners to seek assisted suicide in the city.

Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, but the public has become increasingly concerned about the number of people coming to their country with the intention of killing themselves.

Two proposals are on the table: one to ban assisted suicide for everyone, the other to limit it to city residents.

While assisted suicide is banned in most nations, the Swiss emphasis on personal liberty has meant the practice has been legal in Switzerland for many years.

Opinion polls indicate that the majority of people want it to remain so, but are opposed to international travelers flying to their country to end it all.

What do you think about assisted suicide? Tell us what you think in the poll and comments section!

[Photo courtesy Vassil via Wikimedia Commons]

What's your opinion of assisted suicide?
It's wrong and should be illegal.37 (16.1%)
It should be limited only to the terminally ill who are in great pain.79 (34.3%)
We should be in full control of our lives and deaths. Legalize it for everyone.114 (49.6%)

Filed under: Activism, Europe, Switzerland, News, Travel Health

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