Switzerland: Zurich voters reject assisted suicide ban

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May 15, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
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"Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, have rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and 'suicide tourism.' Some 85% of the 278,000 votes cast opposed the ban on assisted suicide and 78% opposed outlawing it for foreigners, Zurich authorities said. About 200 people commit assisted suicide each year in Zurich, including many foreign visitors. It has been legal in Switzerland since 1941 if performed by a non-physician with no vested interest in the death." (05/15/11)


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