Dr. Phillip Nitschke and the Reinvention of Assisted Suicide

Euthanasia is back in the headlines. The US Supreme Court has reviewed Oregon’s assisted-suicide law. The UK’s House of Lords is debating a private members bill for euthanasia. And the Dutch government has approved a plan for the involuntary euthanasia of terminally ill infants. Shocking? Perhaps it depends on your point of view. In some places euthanasia is looked upon as a “progressive” cause.

Take Hollywood, for instance. At last year’s Academy Awards, Million Dollar Baby took home four Oscars, and Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside) won an Oscar as the best foreign film. The first of these, directed by Clint Eastwood, tells...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #1, Fall 2006 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo1/dr-phillip-nitschke-and-the-reinvention-of-assisted-suicide

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