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Swiss court requires nursing home to allow assisted suicide

October 11, 2016

A Swiss nursing home run by the Salvation Army has lost its court challenge against a government policy that requires institutions to patients to commit physician-assisted suicide.

The nursing home in Neuchatel had argued that allowing suicide on the premises would be a violation of their religious rights. The Swiss federal court rejected that argument, saying that any institution that accepts government funding must comply with the policy.

The Salvation Army could avoid involvement in assisted suicide, the court said, if it declined to accept all state funding.

 
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