London (CNSNews.com) – The wife of a U.K. man who traveled
to Switzerland for an assisted suicide is calling for the procedure to be legalized
Pro-life groups, however, have reiterated their opposition
to euthanasia. On Wednesday, they called for a deeper investigation into the
death of former Liverpool dock worker Reginald Crew.
Crew, 74, killed himself last month by taking a fatal
dose of barbiturates provided by the Swiss organization Dignitas. He was suffering
from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Assisting with a suicide is a crime punishable by up
to 14 years in prison in Britain, but it is tolerated under Swiss law as long
as the doctor involved does not benefit financially from a patient’s death.