Dr Death’ announces plans to launch world’s first 3D-printed euthanasia machine complete with detachable coffin – but pro life groups warn it is ‘glamorizing suicide’
*’Dr Death’ Philip Nitschke launched world’s first 3D-printed euthanasia machine
*Named Sarco, euthanasia machine allows people to end their own lives indorrs
*The capsule then detaches and doubles as a coffin for the deceased individual
*Dr Nitschke and Alexander Bannink designed the machine in the Netherlands
*He believes it is a more ‘peaceful and I would even say an elegant death’
*Pro-life groups warn it is dangerous and is ‘glamorizing and normalizing suicide’
*A euthanasia advocate has sparked outrage after he announced plans to launch the world’s first 3D-printed suicide machine next year.
Dr Philip Nitschke, 70, recently unveiled plans for his futuristic death machine, the Sarco.
Nitschke, who has been branded ‘Dr Death’ following 22 years in the field of euthanasia, developed the Sarco with engineer Alexander Bannick in the Netherlands, with the aim of making it available worldwide.
His non for profit organisation, Exit International, will be placing the printing program on the internet as free open source material once they have been fully tested, which will allow the machine to be 3D-printed and assembled anywhere in the world.
However, pro-life groups have criticized Dr Nitschke and warn his machine could lead to a huge rise in suicides across the US.
Nurse Nancy Valko, RN ALNC, of St. Louis, Missouri, is a spokesperson for the National Association of Pro-life Nurses and has worked on trauma units and burns. Her own daughter took her life, aged 30, after more than a decade of substance abuse after reading Final Exit.