Pages tagged "Germany"
German medical experts hit back: don’t force us to be involved in euthanasia
Jan 29, 2018
A German federal ruling which ordered Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) to decide when to allocate lethal medicines to patients is being challenged by the institute’s physicians, who don’t want to be forced to be involved in euthanasia. The March 2017 ruling of the Federal Court in Leipzig also legalised assisted suicide. Continue reading
German court approves access to suicide drugs.
Mar 05, 2017
Alex Schadenberg International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have sad news. Yesterday Germany's federal court decided that "in extreme circumstances" the refusal of a suicide drug is illegal.According to a DW news story: Continue reading
Germany debates euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Nov 15, 2014
By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition first published on Alex's blog. The German parliament will be debating euthanasia and/or assisted suicide in their lower house today. According to the media, there is no bill before parliament, but the members are debating between their divided positions. The media has reported that:No legislation is on the table yet, but five caucuses have developed on the issue, mostly crossing party lines. Some want to tighten rules against euthanasia, and others to legalize it as Belgium and the Netherlands have done. Continue reading
Memorial to the T4 euthanasia program victims opens in Berlin.
Sep 02, 2014
By Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA memorial to the victims of the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program will open on Tuesday September 2 in Berlin near the central Tiergarten park. Continue reading
Germany to debate assisted suicide
Aug 08, 2014
By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionAn article published by NPR.org today examines the debate concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide in Germany. Continue reading