The founder of a Swiss assisted-suicide center thinks the Brits are too narrow-minded about the service he offers—it should be available to everyone, not just the terminally ill. The center has sparked an uproar in Britain over plans to help a healthy woman kill herself, the Times of London reports. The woman’s husband is terminally ill, and the Canadian pair agreed to die together. Preparing for a court fight, Dignitas founder Ludwig Minelli told the BBC that suicide was a “marvelous opportunity.”
“As a human rights lawyer I am opposed to the idea of paternalism," said Minelli. "We do not make decisions for other people. We should have a nicer attitude to suicide, saying suicide is a very good possibility to escape.” Anyone with "mental capacity" should have the right to choose, he says.