Published On: Tue, Feb 13th, 2018

Australian Scientist Builds Portable Suicide Capsule That Lets People Kill Themselves Anytime, Anywhere

Australian scientist builds suicide capsule that lets people kill themselves.

Dr. Philip Nitschke calls himself the Elon Musk of assisted suicide.

The Australian scientist has been a long time advocate of euthanasia, driving his inspiration from Jack Kevorkian, the biggest proponent of mercy killing in America. Kevorkian developed a simple machine called the Thanatron, which essentially consisted of three syringes and an electric switch, which, when pressed, unleashed the lethal ingredient through two intravenous tubes. Nitschke set out to make an updated version of the suicide machine in the 1990s, which he called “the Deliverance.” During the short period when euthanasia became legal in Australia’s Northern Territory, Nitschke assisted four people in committing suicide through his device. Soon after, though, mercy killing was once again illegal Down Under, and Nitschke had to stop developing the machine.

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Australian Scientist Builds Portable Suicide Capsule That Lets People Kill Themselves Anytime, Anywhere