“In most places, and in the U.K., you run the risk of prosecution – and possibly prison – if you help a loved one to take his or her own life.
So a curious branch of the tourist industry has opened up, where those who want or need help to kill themselves travel to a house on an industrial estate just outside Zurich. The authorities won’t allow it in a residential area.”
“Switzerland has permitted assisted suicide under certain criteria since 1940. Those who want to take the final step can make their last journey to the Dignitas clinic there and for a fee, they offer what they call a “dignified death,” medically-supervised, counseled, and legal.
So it was to Dignitas that Peter Smedley traveled, and was filmed ending his life just a few days before Christmas last year. He would have preferred to die at home, but that choice was not open to him.”
Is this the new route reality tv is going to go? Not only do I not agree with assisted suicide, I think it is reprehensible to show it as a tv show. This is just wrong.