09 Nov Suicide Machine Some Call a Glorified Gas Chamber
Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine”, which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke.
The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”.
Having developed machines in the past that could be used by individuals to inject themselves with lethal doses of barbiturates, Dr Nitschke says he is now close to finalizing a new device which uses nitrogen gas to cause death…
“Gas may never be an acceptable method for assisted suicide in Europe due to the negative connotations of the Holocaust,” said Dr Nitschke, who serves as the director of Exit International – the non-profit organisation developing the machine. “Some have even said that it’s just a glorified gas chamber.”
The futuristic design of the Sarco – short for sarcophagus – has raised concerns that it is glamourising suicide.
Read more at Independent…