…and then you press this button, and suddenly the pain disappears!

I read that this bloke, who has terminal motor neurone disease, has lost his High Court battle to get the Law on assisted suicide altered so his missus can slip him the drugs, and he is then allowed to ‘die in peace’.

 

Sorry, but that is complete and utter balderdash and codswallop.

 

He can commence committing suicide tomorrow morning, and there is sweet f**k-all anyone can do about it. He refuses all sustenance, all drinks; and he goes down the tubes in four or five days. It is ‘dead’ straightforward. But he wants the ‘easy option’, and gets all hot and bothered because the judges won’t fall in line. He can end his ‘suffering’ in a week or less; but will not go for the legal option because it takes a conscious decision to starve yourself to death, and he just wants the ‘bypass’.

 

Sorry, mate, but its either Dignitas or self-suicide. Parliament and the Courts have chosen wisely, so either shut up and starve; or book a quick visit to Switzerland!

4 comments for “…and then you press this button, and suddenly the pain disappears!

  1. Errol
    March 31, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    You’re ignoring the legal liability issue. If he has a carer then they’re the ones who are punished for his death. It’s his life, his choice. The courts should simply state ‘do what you like’. If we haven’t that most basic of choices, what’s the point of living?

    • March 31, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Errol,

      Not so. All the carer has to do is simply to prove that he or she did nothing to speed the death, and they are home free. If someone wants to die, they have a perfect right, the law states that they should be given no help in furthering their wishes.

  2. Lord T
    April 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Totally disagree with you on this one. We force people to suffer when there is only pain and no hope for what reason? So that a few people don’t talk their old folks into killing themselves for an inheritance.

    Suicide should be legal but subject to controls to ensure that it for a valid reason.

    Of course everyone else has bridges and trains for their use.

  3. Bemused
    April 5, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I disagree Mike, I watched my father die from cancer. It took 11 months from diagnosis to death, the last 5 months were particularly harrowing, constant agony, double incontinent, ashamed, begging and praying for death. None of helped him, we prolonged his agony and for whose benefit?
    Afterwards my mother and I had a near terminal falling out when she would on occasion hold up her caring for dad in the last few months as something virtuous. “I did this” and “I did that”and “I sacrificed the other”, I pointed out that dads death was not, and should not be, about her.
    There must be a better way to manage end of life, to preserve dignity and ease the pain for all concerned.

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