(The Independent) — Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine,” which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke.
The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”.
Having developed machines in the past that could be used by individuals to inject themselves with lethal doses of barbiturates, Dr Nitschke says he is now close to finalising a new device which uses nitrogen gas to cause death.
He says the idea for the invention was sparked by conversations in 2012 over the case of British man Tony Nicklinson, who suffered from locked-in syndrome – the result of a severe stroke in 2005 that had left him unable to speak or move.
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