Nearly a quarter of people ending their own lives at Swiss ‘suicide clinics’ like
Dignitas are British, reports the Telegraph this morning.
Between 2008 and 2012, 126 Britons went to Switzerland to die, the majority at
Dignitas, and a handful via less well known clinics, like Exit, the paper says.
Dr Charles Foster, lecturer in medical law and ethics at Oxford University,
commented: ‘Switzerland is happy to continue providing this facility, then
however intellectually dishonest it may be to allow her to siphon off all our own
English pain, fear, angst and debate, it is likely to do less harm overall than
introducing any conceivable assisted suicide law in England.’