Nursing Homes Forced to Facilitate Suicide, Push “Killing Services” on Elderly

International   |   Wesley J. Smith   |   Nov 17, 2014   |   6:39PM   |   Geneva, Switzerland

The Culture of Death brooks no dissent! The invaluable Bioedge reports that a Swiss canton has legally forced all government funded nursing homes to allow suicide clinics to push their killing services to the elderly.

From the story:

elderlypatient17The legislature of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has voted overwhelmingly to force government-funded nursing homes to allow representatives of assisted suicide groups to advertise their services. (Neuchâtel is in the west of Switzerland, bordering on France, and is predominantly French-speaking.)

There are no exemptions for conscientious objection by managers in the homes. The only critierion, according to, is the personal choice of the patients. Personal autonomy must take precedence over the rules of the nursing homes. About 60 institutions will be affected by the decision.

The new regulations specify that nursing home personnel will not be allowed to interfere if a patient chooses to die. In fact, they are required to set aside a room where the staff of the assisted suicide organisation Exit will help the person to die.

Imagine the potential impact on other patients. Imagine knowing that there is a suicide room in your nursing home.

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And imagine knowing your caregivers have to cooperate in the suicides of you or your friends. One might think the government hopes you will use the service.

This is the future if we swallow the hemlock! Eventually, no dissent allowed. Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.