协助死亡

作者: Dr Georg Bosshard

过去,无论在何种情况下,有意加速他人死亡一直是犯罪行为。公众的看法现已逐渐发生变化。协助明确求死者日渐视为正当行为,尤其是在此人身患绝症的情况下。这是西方国家民意测验的一致结果。

但立法机构在考虑变更法律条文时依然小心谨慎。迄今为止,仅荷兰、比利时和美国俄勒冈州进行了明确立法。而包括英国、南非和澳大利亚在内的许多国家正在针对类似的法律变更进行严肃的政治讨论。

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