This bag is designed to assist in a person’s suicide. Egbert says he approved applications for about 300 suicides, most as medical director of the Final Exit Network, a group that claims 3,000 members. Even within his own organization, Egbert is controversial. The vast majority of the network’s members suffer from physical ailments such as late-stage cancer, he says. But unlike the group’s current leadership, Egbert is willing, in extreme cases, he says, to serve as an “exit guide” for patients who have suffered from depression for extended periods of time. He is no longer the group’s medical director. He hopes to resume working as an exit guide after the Georgia case.
For The Washington Post