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Opposition formation against new plans to restrict German Assisted Suicide

Volker Kauder (CDU) has announced his plan to propose a new Assisted Dying Bill in the fall of this year. This new Bill will further restrict the possibilities for legal assistance with suicide (now legal in Germany!) by explicitly make not only assistance “with profit”, but also assistance by a RtD organisation ilegal.  Under the leadership of lawyer (and Bundestagabgeordente)  Ingrid Matthäus-Mayer a coalition to oppose this initiative has formed with the following participants:

  • Humanistische Verband Deutschlands

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben

  • Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung

  • Humanistische Union

They will present themselves at a Berlin Press conference today.