Swiss Suicide Clinics Killed 1,204 People Last Year

International   Wesley Smith   Feb 12, 2019   |   4:18PM    Washington, DC

Switzerland’s suicide clinics continue to thrive. Exit, the largest of these, reported 1204 assisted suicides in 2018. That’s a 23 percent increase from 2017.

Dignitas, another major assisted suicide clinic — to which people from around the world attend to be made dead in what is known as “suicide tourism” — facilitates at least 200 more self-poisonings each year.

Think about this. Between Exit, Dignitas, and other small suicide clinics, nearly 200 people are facilitated in killing themselves each month, paying thousands of dollars to be made dead. Meanwhile, more than 100,000 people are members of these suicide clubs, a necessity to eventually receive death assistance.

That’s nihilism. It’s also a strong vote of “no confidence” in doctors’ ability to palliate care and control symptoms — who are, ironically, then turned to for assistance in being made dead.

Click Like if you are pro-life to like the LifeNews Facebook page and receive the latest pro-life news.

If only half this much energy were put into suicide prevention.

LifeNews.com 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.