I WANT TO DRAW THE LINE MYSELF

EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE ARE STILL AGAINST THE LAW IN THE NETHERLANDS, BUT MORE PEOPLE THERE ARE CHOOSING TO END THEIR OWN LIFE

Frans Swarttouw, former chairman of the Fokker aircraft company and one of the Netherlands' most colorful businessmen, bid an unusual farewell to his countrymen a few weeks ago. Stricken with throat cancer, the executive, 64, who once characterized an entrepreneur as "a guy who works hard, drinks himself into the ground and chases women," said he had stopped his painful therapy and opted out of a life-saving operation that would have left him an invalid. "I want to be able to draw the line myself," he said on TV. Three days later, he was put to death by a doctor. "His...

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