Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Assisted suicide

You can find the article here. Apparently it's legal in Switzerland, and they're fighting to make it legal in the UK under certain conditions. However, it was rejected. Does a terminally ill person have the choice to decide whether they should die or not? Maybe we can call it freedom of choice, but the last sentence in the article really got into me.

They argued it runs the risk of vulnerable people being pushed into going to clinics like Dignitas against their will.


  1. Assisted suicide is a great idea. It has interested me ever since I knew about it a few years back.

    I think people should have the right to decide how they die. But, far from this, I think to be admitted to a clinic offering assisted suicide requires a lot of procedures and paperwork just to make sure that not anybody could go in there.

    Would I go through with it if I were terminally ill? I am not sure. Sometimes I think that I love life too much to the point of fighting for it till my last breath. Sometimes I think I'd love to die with my pride intact. The latter being the least of reasons why people wish to go through assisted suicide...

  2. I agree with what you said last, the dying with pride... definitely a thing to consider