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If the assisted dying bill passes, GPs will be left on a slippery slope

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In 5, 10 or 20 years I may be facing my own demise. Given my own experience that stretches back 35 years (from qualification) I would take it a blessing that I could choose the manner and time of my death should I so decide and have society consider that such a choice is within my right. Such a choice is within my remit now but my wife may well be prosecuted for aiding me and that is unconscionable, I can leave my country and go to Switzerland. I can afford it. What fate for the dying poor man then? Louds noises from the disabled. “Society may pressure us to die”, they cry. Utter rubbish. A life that is fulfilling and enjoyed within the capacity of the disablement is the decision of that person. No-one else. And those with their imaginary god(s) who dictate to them their own blinkered views should espouse those views for themselves but not for society. Yes it may be obvious that I wish this bill to proceed and hope for discussion from both sides. I hope the right decision is made. I think of that elderly couple who held hands as the freight train mowed them down (9/7/14). Would they have preferred the medical hemlock side by side in bed? Probably.

Posted date

20 Jul 2014

Posted time

5:55pm

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