Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UK: Another Assisted Suicide On The Telly

Terry Pratchett is a pro-deather who has suggested that euthanasia booths be set up on street corners. Seeing that he has early stage Alzheimer's disease, he's cutting quite a sympathetic figure. Now he's pushing the envelope by doing a "documentary" on showing someone committing assisted sucide. Hardly an original idea. Yawn.
Terry Pratchett's BBC documentary reopens debate on assisted dying
When his own time comes to die, the author Sir Terry Pratchett has said, he would like to be sitting on a chair on the lawn at his home, with a brandy in one hand and a glass of life-ending chemicals in the other. "And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with Death."
The question of his own death – and the right to choose its timing and manner – has become more pressing for 63-year-old Pratchett since his diagnosis in 2007 with early-onset Alzheimer's. more

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