As if people had trouble thinking of new ways to kill themselves, Australian physician Philip Nitschke, his country’s “Dr. Death,” is hosting a “do-it-yourself” suicide workshop “in a seaside retirement town” in the UK, according to the Daily Mail.
Nitschke will then take his suicide show on the road to 3 other European cities.
Nitschke will demonstrate his suicide kit – on who? – “which includes a helium-filled ‘exit bag’ which is placed over the head, drugs from Mexico, morphine and DIY Peaceful Pills,” according to the Daily Mail.
Nitschke, founder of Exit International, a right-to-die organization, blames “centuries of religious claptrap” for the opposition he has faced:
There needs to be a reshaping of people’s education and beliefs around such a subject. It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much. It simply is not logical or mature….
So sticking an “exit bag” over one’s own head is “logical” and “mature.”
The suicide/euthanasia movement is growing by leaps and bounds despite the fact its members don’t last long.
AOL is even posing Nitschke’s suicide workshop as a poll question, as if there’s any question it’s crazy. And guess what? More people support it at this point than don’t.
The coming demographic winter and rationed healthcare will only strengthen this crowd. This is going to get as big and bad as abortion.
I recommend pro-lifers attend the 2nd International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide on May 29-30 in DC.
[HT: Alex Schadenberg; photo of Nitschke demonstrating his computerized “death machine” is courtesy of the Daily Mail