Sunday, September 28, 2014

Australia's Dr Death - Philip Nitschke - is being investigated in 20 deaths.

Alex  Schadenberg
By Alex Schadenberg
International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Sydney Morning Herald is reported that Philip Nitschke, Australia's Dr Death, is being investigated in the deaths of up to 20 people with investigations occurring in every Australia State. 

At the same time, Nitschke is promoting, online, updates to his suicide manual and he has launched a website in German to promote his suicide manuals and devices.

Paul Russell, the founder of HOPE Australia, is calling for a national inquiry into the suicide industry  established by Philip Nitschke.

Warning - If you are having suicidal thoughts please seek help. Your Life Counts.

The latest inquiries into the suicide business by euthanasia lobbyist, Philip Nitschke began in early July when the media reported that Nitschke was being questioned in the death of a healthy depressed man. Australia's ABC news reported that Nitschke admitted to being involved in the death:

In emails obtained by the ABC, Mr Brayley admitted to Dr Nitschke he was not "supporting a terminal medical illness", but said he was "suffering". 
Now Dr Nitschke is being accused of moving into uncharted territory by agreeing to assist Mr Brayley despite knowing he was not terminally ill. 
AUDIO: Listen to PM's report (PM) 
"If a 45-year-old comes to a rational decision to end his life, researches it in the way he does, meticulously, and decides that ... now is the time I wish to end my life, they should be supported. And we did support him in that," he said.

The Sydney Morning Herald article reported that Nitschke is being investigated by the Victoria police in the death of Ross Currie (55) who died on May 25. The article states that police have emails between Currie and Nitschke with respect to Nitschke's Max Dog Brewing company, a company that sells and distributes Nitrogen inhalent equipment for the purpose of causing death by asphyxiation, under the guise of beer brewing equipment. 

The article also reports that there are 5 complaints being investigated by the Australian Medical Board including one by Paul Russell, the Director of HOPE Australia, and another by the mother of a 26 year-old depressed son who died by suicide allegedly with connections to Nitschke. The article stated:
A Melbourne woman, Judith Taylor, who complained to the board after her 26-year-old son, Lucas, committed suicide using ... after buying Dr Nitschke's euthanasia book, The ... Handbook. She is understood to have claimed that an online forum curated by Exit International encouraged her son to take his life.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition supports HOPE Australia's call for a national inquiry into the suicide industry that has been created by Philip Nitschke.

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