Safeguards seen as 'barriers' to assisted suicide

Friday, February 28, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

IV needle assisted suicideAn expert on euthanasia believes Germany is an example of where assisted suicide will go in America if people don't fight back against it.

Germany's highest court, the Federal Court of Justice, has ruled that a 2015 law criminalizing doctors for assisting a person in committing suicide is unconstitutional. But as Rita Marker of the Patients Rights Council tells OneNewsNow, it really goes much further than that.

"They said that the decision found that people have the right to self-determined death and that right should not be limited to the seriously or incurably ill," Marker relays. "They said it also guarantees in all stages of a person's existence so that any person can decide, no matter the reason, that they want assisted suicide."

So the door is now wide open for the practice in Germany. 

Meanwhile, whether through court order or legislation, when assisted suicide is legalized in America, Marker says it is only the lobby's first step to broaden the law toward an open-door policy similar to Germany's.

Marker, Rita (Patents Rights Council)"People who are in states that have legalized this might say, Well, we have this, but we have safeguards. Those safeguards are now being called barriers, and there's an attempt to remove those barriers because the law says that people have this right," the Council executive reports.

Now that the country has experience in dealing with the subject, Marker says people need to rise up, learn about the dangers and the agenda of assisted suicide proponents, and fight against it.

The Pateints Rights Council was previously known as the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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