16 April 2019, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Karlsruhe: The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court, Christine Langenfeld (l-r), Doris König, Monika Hermanns, Sibylle Kessal-Wulf, Chairman Andreas Voßkuhle, Peter Huber, Johannes Masing and Ulrich Maidowski, open the oral hearing on the euthanasia ban. Euthanasia as a service has been a punishable offence for a good three years now. The court is hearing a number of lawsuits against the ban. With Section 217 of the Criminal Code, the legislator wanted to prevent suicide assistance associations such as Sterbehilfe Deutschland or Dignitas from Swi

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16 April 2019, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Karlsruhe: The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court, Christine Langenfeld (l-r), Doris König, Monika Hermanns, Sibylle Kessal-Wulf, Chairman Andreas Voßkuhle, Peter Huber, Johannes Masing and Ulrich Maidowski, open the oral hearing on the euthanasia ban. Euthanasia as a service has been a punishable offence for a good three years now. The court is hearing a number of lawsuits against the ban. With Section 217 of the Criminal Code, the legislator wanted to prevent suicide assistance associations such as Sterbehilfe Deutschland or Dignitas from Swi
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16 April 2019, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Karlsruhe: The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court, Christine Langenfeld (l-r), Doris König, Monika Hermanns, Sibylle Kessal-Wulf, Chairman Andreas Voßkuhle, Peter Huber, Johannes Masing and Ulrich Maidowski, open the oral hearing on the euthanasia ban. Euthanasia as a service has been a punishable offence for a good three years now. The court is hearing a number of lawsuits against the ban. With Section 217 of the Criminal Code, the legislator wanted to prevent suicide assistance associations such as Sterbehilfe Deutschland or Dignitas from Switzerland from expanding their services for paying members. Apart from such associations, palliative physicians and other doctors also complain in Karlsruhe. Photo: Uli Deck/dpa

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