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German court overturns ban on professional assisted suicide for terminally ill patients

Updated : February 26, 2020 05:48 PM IST

The court held that banning professional assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of "the right to a self-determined death".
Judge Andreas Vosskuhle said the right included "the freedom to take one's life and seek help doing so".
The ruling is a major victory for the terminally ill patients, doctors and assisted suicide organisations who brought the case, complaining that the existing law went too far.
German court overturns ban on professional assisted suicide for terminally ill patients

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