Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke, founder of Exit International, fears he will lose his medical licence over his involvement in the death of an Australian woman suffering from motor neuron disease. She used the illegal drug Nembutal to kill herself in December last year. She has been given some advice about coping with her condition by Dr Nitschke.
Exit International asserts that other doctors have interfered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's investigation into the case. AHPRA says its investigations were "impartial".
This week Dr Nitschke addressed the Congress of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies in Zurich. Over 100 delegates were expected at the conference. "We have seen over the last 20 years a general migration of positivity towards this being a just cause," Ted Goodwin, of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies, told a news conference in Zurich on Tuesday.
A counter-conference is being held by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. ~ Adelaide Now, Jun 12; Swissinfo.ch, Jun 12; Reuters, Jun 12
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