NationStates Jolt Archive

International Euthanasia Clinic (OPEN MT)

20-03-2009, 19:54

Since the foundation of the Republic of Parilisa in 2005, Euthanasia and assisted suicide have been available to all Parilisan citizens on the Parilisan Health Service. However, following a controversial amendment to the original legislation foreign individuals will now be allowed to seek a painless and humane ending to their suffering in a new International Euthanasia Clinic, Annaeus. Upon arrival at the clinic the opinions of at least two professional doctors must be sought to determine whether the procedure would be legal, and to ensure that this is indeed the wish of the patient. There are various legal documents which must be examined and signed before the operation may take place, and the PHS pays for a lawyer to help the patient. If the patient is unable to undertake any of these things their self, a family member of other representative may sign for them, but it must be clear that this is the true will of the patient first and foremost. Various methods of death are available so that the patient and the doctors can agree on a suitable, convenient and preferable way in which to end the life of the person who seeks it. Understanding that there are legal complications involved in the country of origin, the Parilisan government will fund temporary accommodation in Parilisa for those who have assisted in the suicide to stay in.

President Klein has defended his position on the subject several times, and has been involved in debates with secular and religious leaders concerning the ethics of this. Earlier this week he personally opened the Annaeus Clinic and he now hopes it will provide a sensitive and comfortable place for people to pass away with dignity.
20-03-2009, 22:02
OOC: So, feel free to post a national response, a recquest from a terminaly ill person for euthanasia, the response of a religion or charity or whatever.
20-03-2009, 22:52
OOC: Uh...... I don't know what to say really. Normally I just look the other way when it comes to some major euthanasia problem or event in the news, and let the bigwigs deal with it. No real opinion on it. In some cases good, others un-called for. I'm gonna refrain from posting here becuase of the violaility of the topic.
28-03-2009, 17:56
OOC: I understand that this is a sensative issue.

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