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  Growing dissatisfaction among families whose terminally ill loved ones face excruciating suffering has ignited debate over whether people should be allowed to control their deaths by asking doctors for lethal prescriptions. On the side opposing assisted suicide is the Patients Rights Action Fund, led by executive...

    A court in Geneva has given a suspended sentence to the regional vice-president of EXIT, Pierre Beck, for helping an 86-year-old woman to die when she was not sick. He was found guilty of breaking federal law on therapeutic substances and given a suspended 120-day jail sentence. The court thus...

  People who believe that the supposed "safeguards" in assisted suicide laws protect against mistakes, coercion, and abuse are blind to power imbalances: between doctors and patients; insurers and insurance members; caregivers and care recipients. In assisted suicide, there is a huge power imbalance between doctors and...