Wesley J. Smith: Germany’s Highest Court Creates Right to ‘Self-Determined Death’


(NRO) – The logic of euthanasia/assisted suicide has always pointed towards a right to death-on-demand.

Assisted-suicide activists deny it for reasons of expediency. But the logic is irrefutable. If there is a “right to die,” how can it be limited to restricting categories?

Well, the Federal Constitutional Court, Germany’s highest judicial body, has gone there and without equivocation.

In overturning a legal ban on “professional assisted suicide,” i.e., by doctors, the court ruled that there is virtually an unlimited right “to a self-determined death” — and to also receive help from others in achieving that end. CONTINUE