ed from narcotourism
, necrotourism is the practice of going to a country or state with differing laws on suicide
. There has long been a fear that nations like The Netherlands
, with their very liberal
laws on the issue, will attract people who simply want to off
their inconvenient older relative
s. When Oregon
passed its 1994 Death With Dignity Act
, opponents expressed concerns that suicidal people would flood the state.
The well-known avolition
of severely depressed
people, coupled with the limited mobility of the terminally ill
, makes necrotourism more of a bogeyman
than a real phenomenon.