Monday, May 2, 2011

Elderly Using Social Media To Sway Pro-Deather Arguments

Here we go again - old people using the new social media to tell the world how much not being legally able to have assisted suicide is so terribly wrong. Too bad they're not the first couple to kick the bucket where one spouse was actually healthy. Brit conductor and Edward Downes and his wife scooped this one about 18 months ago.
Elderly couple record message to be played on YouTube after assisted suicide past
The bodies of Don and Iris Flounders were found at their home in Victoria, Australia, last Friday, having killed themselves the day before.
The couple made no secret of their intention to die together and travelled to Mexico in 2008 to buy the drug they need for a controlled death.
Mr Flounders, 81, suffered from mesothelioma, which is an incurable form of lung cancer. His 88-year-old wife, who was not suffering from a terminal illness, decided she did not want to live without him.
Their message, which will be broadcast posthumously on Tuesday, tells of their desire to die in the manner that they choose. more

No comments:

Locations of visitors to this page