Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dignity in dying

I know many, many people have strong opinions on the issue of assisted-suicide; but for me I'm pleased to see the House of Lords judgement going Debbie Purdy's way this afternoon ...

... the current legal position simply wasn't sustainable, especially now that over 100 British families have journeyed to Switzerland to be with their relatives who have (legally in Switzerland) decided to end their lives.

Personally, I think today's judgement will have much wider implications than the effect it will have on those travelling abroad to 'Dignitas' --- and just days (literally) after the RCN's change of view, it does seem to me that opinions in the UK are making a significant shift.

I welcome that.

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