News State South Australia Voluntary euthanasia clinic set to open in Adelaide

Voluntary euthanasia clinic set to open in Adelaide

Philip Nitschke, suicide, euthanasia
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Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke is planning to open a clinic in Adelaide.

Dr Nitschke has bought a property in the inner northern suburb of Gilberton.

He plans to advise to people who want to end their lives and will test euthanasia drugs.

Dr Nitschke says patients will not be visiting the clinic to die, but he will provide information on their options.

“I won’t be advising people to die any more than I’ll be advising them not to die, but what I will be doing is making sure that they’ve got in their possession the best information,” he said.

A private member’s bill by independent MP Bob Such is due to be debated in the South Australian Parliament on Thursday about rights of the terminally ill to end their lives.

Dr Nitschke says his clinic will open by the end of the week regardless of what happens in the parliament.

The South Australian Government says it is deeply concerned about the planned centre which it has called a death clinic.