Christian Nursing Home Ordered to Allow Assisted Suicide on Premises

Country: Switzerland

Date of incident: October 7, 2016

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental / Workplace



The home, which belongs to The Salvation Army, had previously contested a Swiss law that allows assisted suicide to take place in charitable institutions, if requested by a patient. They challenged the legislation, saying that it conflicted with their religious beliefs and violated their freedom of conscience. Last week, federal judges rejected their complaint and said the only way the care home could avoid complying with the law was by giving up its charitable status.

In June 2016, a Belgian nursing home was ordered to pay a fine after it prevented doctors from giving a lethal injection on its property. Read about that case here
Source: The Christian Institute