A matter of life and death

The phrase ‘right to die’ gives rise to all sorts of heated arguments – some feel it should be available to anyone who wants it, while others contest that death on demand endangers the most vulnerable in society

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
15th May, 2010

You don’t just arrive on Ludwig Minelli’s doorstep to down a lethal concoction that will end your life. It is not that simple. There are established procedures that must be followed in order to receive this maverick septuagenarian’s help in securing a swift and painless death

Firstly, you need to sign up to sign out. To do this you must become a member of Dignitas, Minelli’s not-for-profit assisted suicide...

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