"It is not the goal to turn doctors into assisted suicides," bahr told the "passauer neue presse" (monday). The draft law from the FDP-led ministry of justice provides for doctors and nurses to be allowed to support assisted suicide without penalty in exceptional cases. This should always be the case if they have been particularly close to the patient for a long time. Strongly criticized by doctors’ officials and patient protection groups.
Much of the debate is deliberately misunderstood, said bahr. A legal framework should be created "so that euthanasia does not become a business model".