Human Exceptionalism

Switzerland May Restrict Assisted Suicide Tourism

Perhaps embarrassed at becoming Jack Kevorkian as a country, where people fly in from all over the world to participate in “suicide tourism,” the Swiss in the Zurich area will have a chance to rein in their currently out-of-control assisted suicide free for all. From an ERGO (Derek Humphry) blog:

Two popular initiatives, both dealing with assisted suicides, have gathered enough signatures to call for a vote in canton Zurich, Switzerland. No date has been scheduled for the votes. The first calls for the canton to allow assistance but only for people who have been resident in the canton for at least a year. The second calls for the canton to insist on a change in Swiss federal law by banning all encouragement of and assistance to people committing suicide.

Those are developments devoutly to be wished.