Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke was in the news again recently when Sydney Airport officials confiscated a “death machine” he was taking to a US conference. He also took part in a debate at last year’s AMA National Conference on whether euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide should be legalised. Opposing speaker Margaret Somerville (page 171), Professor of Law at McGill University’s Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, presents her side of the debate.
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