Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Sol
Lv 4
Sol asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 8 years ago

Is assisted suicide legal in israel?

3 Answers

Relevance
  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    No, Not in Israel

    You rarely read about worldwide activity on assisted suicide in news stories or reports. Several countries have legalized or are considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The Netherlands leads the way with extensive practice of assisted suicide, as well as infanticide and euthanasia.

    The Netherlands

    Euthanasia and assisted suicide have long been legal in the Netherlands and is often practiced without the consent of the patient. Over 10,000 citizens now carry "Do Not Euthanize Me" cards in case they are admitted to a hospital unexpectedly.

    Guidelines were recently adopted to allow the killing of infants with disabilities by lethal injection.

    Canada

    The Canadian Hospice Association has withdrawn its opposition to assisted suicide, adopting a "neutral" stand. A strong effort to legalize assisted suicide may take place in 2009.

    Switzerland

    The Swiss group, Dignitas, assists suicides of people from Switzerland and other countries.

    The Swiss Supreme Court recently issued a decision stating that chronically depressed and mentally ill people have a right to assisted suicide.

    Belgium

    Assisted suicide is legal.

    United Kingdom

    Efforts to legalize assisted suicide were defeated in the House of Lords in the spring of 2006. Debate continues, however. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is asking for permission to directly kill newborns with disabilities. The College cites factors such as whether the baby is wanted by the parents and whether euthanasia will assist parents in careers or having the ability to make a contribution to society. They also argue that euthanasia will cut down on the number of late-term abortions.

    Spain

    The Prime Minister of Spain is calling for assisted suicide to be legalized.

    Australia/New Zealand

    Notorious assisted suicide and euthanasia proponent, Philip Nitschke, conducts seminars teaching older people to make their own suicide pills. He also published a self-help suicide book, offers to help older people travel to Mexico to obtain lethal drugs, and was forced to shut down a website teaching people how to commit suicide. An increasing number of Australians fear being euthanized by medical staff.

    Columbia

    There are no restrictions on assisting a person to die.

    Luxembourg

    The country of Luxembourg legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia in February of 2008.

    Scotland

    Debate rages in Scotland where attempts are being made to legalize assisted suicide.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    No, not in Israel. If I am not wrong, assisted suicide is just legal in Switzerland and the U.S.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    no, it is illegal.

    one should report over the attempts for suicide and should do everything to prevent it

    furthermore it's a crime to assist suicide.

    sometimes it's part of the "Good Samartian Law" and sometimes it's independent.

    if you see a suicide attempt, try to stop it!

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.