Dr. Death: Philip Nitschke Burns Medical Certificate, Will Promote Euthanasia

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(The Guardian) – The euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke has burned his medical practising certificate, and will continue to advise terminally ill patients about how to take their lives. Nitschke has been embroiled in a fight with the Medical Board of Australia since last year, and says that 25 conditions imposed upon him last month were too onerous and violated free speech.

“The conditions the board sought to impose on me (and by extension, all doctors in Australia) amounts to a heavy-handed and clumsy attempt to restrict the free flow of information on end-of-life choice,” he said, vowing to defy the medical board. CONTINUE