The Need For Transparency

The Swiss government is considering amending its laws allowing assisted suicide. One of its clinics, Dignitas has been much in the news for allowing non Swiss citizens to come to Switzerland, pay their money (about $6000) and end their life. They apparently have no permanent space and rent apartments when they need them. In one building the tenants complained too many coffins were being taken out. In another instance the suicide occurred in a parking lot. There is also a question as to where the money goes particularly since Dignitas is a non profit organization and as such is not meant to operate for the financial gain of its principals.
How assisted suicide clinics work ought to be transparent. The current questions are well placed. Hopefully, Swiss lawmakers will act to ensure that the practice of Dignitas and other such clinics reflect the necessary transparency.