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Swiss parliament may try to ban “suicide tourism”

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:242
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Swiss authorities are considering a ban on “suicide tourism,” after a Briton with advanced motor neurone disease ended his life in Zurich with the help of the assisted suicide group Dignitas.

    Reginald Crew, 74, a former car worker from Merseyside, flew to the city with his wife and daughter on 20 January and died after taking a drink laced with a lethal dose of barbiturates. The number of foreigners travelling to Zurich to kill themselves grew from just three in 2000 to 55 last year. But a bill …

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