Euthanasia: the Minister Spahn, under pressure to act

Gradually, Jens Spahn is likely to run out of arguments. So far, the Federal Minister of health had referred to the Federal constitutional court. Its judgments

Euthanasia: the Minister Spahn, under pressure to act

Gradually, Jens Spahn is likely to run out of arguments. So far, the Federal Minister of health had referred to the Federal constitutional court. Its judgments were to be seen before his house to make the outstanding decisions to deal with euthanasia. As the beginning of the week it became known, Karlsruhe, like now, the last decision, the Spahn had set.

Marlene Grunert

editor in the policy.

F. A. Z.

The First Senate had to decide about a submission of the administrative court of Cologne, which, in turn, is a judgment of the Federal administrative court of 2017 as a basis. At that time, the Leipzig judges had ruled that the state deny should terminally ill patients without a claim for medication for the pain of suicide in extreme cases. A prerequisite is that the Patient have decided in his unbearable suffering situation, and seriously to end the life, and that there is no reasonable Alternative. How free such a decision may not be a problem, the judges debated. They also made no further information as the competent Institution, the Federal Institute for drugs and medical products, such sensitive decisions could be taken.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 14:19

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