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Australian euthanasia advocate faces medical investigation

Catholic World News - January 24, 2012

An Australian doctor who has been a leading proponent of physician-assisted suicide is under investigation after the death of a woman under his case.

The Medical Board of Australia is questioning whether Dr. Philip Nitschke used “good medical practice” by seeking to import a lethal sedative to be used by a 61-year-old woman who suffers from a degenerative disease. The woman insists that she has been acting by herself “to end my suffering.”

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