NewsHub 18 April 2018
Family First Comment: This is how sick, and how far, supporters of euthanasia will go. It’s not about ‘death with dignity’. It’s about suicide on demand.
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The announcement of the world’s first 3-D printed euthanasia machine has been met with outrage in the country it’s to be unveiled in.
Australian Philip Nitschke, a prominent international euthanasia advocate, has built Sarco, a device that allows people to end their own life at the simple press of a button, the Daily Mail reported.
The machine fills with nitrogen, which results in a person painlessly losing consciousness after a minute. They then die five minutes later.
Mr Nitschke has planned to officially release the machine at the upcoming Amsterdam Funeral Fair; people will be able to get a foretaste of the technology by wearing a virtual reality headset.
However Dr Nitschke says the machine aims to give people a ‘euphoric’ experience rather than a ‘dignified’ death.
“What if we dared to imagine that our last day on this planet might also be one of our most exciting?” he told the Huffington Post.
“A Sarco death is painless. There’s no suffocation, choking sensation or ‘air hunger’ as the user breathes easily in a low-oxygen environment. The sensation is one of well-being and intoxication,” he said.
Dr Nitschke intends the machine to be transported wherever one chooses – for instance the top of a mountain range or somewhere overlooking the sea.
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