For Dignitas, describe their aim and political agenda. Also consider how this group may influence science, either positively or negatively?

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Dignitas is a group in Switzerland that is dedicated to providing assistance in dying to people with incurable diseases.  This group has been in the news recently as people form Great Britain have traveled to Switzerland to commit suicide with the help of Dignitas.  To the extent that they have...

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Dignitas is a group in Switzerland that is dedicated to providing assistance in dying to people with incurable diseases.  This group has been in the news recently as people form Great Britain have traveled to Switzerland to commit suicide with the help of Dignitas.  To the extent that they have a political agenda, it is to push governments to allow assisted suicide (it is illegal, in the UK, for example, to help someone travel to Switzerland to kill themselves).

The only real impact this group could have on science is to bring it more into conflict with, esepcially, groups who hold traditional religious values.  Some people might associate Dignitas in their minds with scientists in general and might be more suspicious of scientists because of Dignitas's efforts.

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