Wednesday, 31 July 2013
The right to die
So, are we ever going to get the right to end our own lives in a dignified and humane manner at a time of our own choosing? No one bats an eyelid when a beloved pet is put down to relieve unbearable pain and suffering, yet the same right is not easily accorded human beings! Bizarrely, a non paralysed person can take their own life in any way they find acceptable - yet someone confined to a wheelchair has little or no options. Wouldn't it be much better if we could all buy a pill to do the job humanely. Plenty of safeguards could be introduced to ensure that the person seeking to take their own life was not wishing to do so because of other pressures. Don't worry, I'm not feeling in the slightest bit suicidal currently - sorry if that disappoints anyone! I do however feel a great deal of sympathy for the guys refused justice today.