German court scraps ban on professional assisted suicide
Germany's highest court on Wednesday ruled that a 2015 law banning professional assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of "the right to a self-determined death".
Pope decries euthanasia as Italy court considers assisted suicide
Pope Francis on Friday again spoke out against assisted suicide and euthanasia, days before a top Italian court is to examine the thorny question in the largely Roman Catholic country.
Nigeria, five others reject physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Medical Associations of South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia and Cote D’ivore have rejected euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Euthanasia refers to when a doctor ends a person’s life by a painless means, while assisted suicide is helping a patient take his own life, if he requests it. NMA…