German Health Minister blocks suicide aid to terminally ill: report
24 February 2019 | 1:06 pm
Jens Spahn has hindered the provision of lethal drugs to the incurably ill despite a ruling allowing it, a report says. Critics say that verdict could, however, conflict with the German constitution.
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