Dorothy’s words ”” ”˜It is quality of life that counts, not number of days’ ”” ring in my ears.
The current law fails to address the fundamental question of why we should force terminally ill patients to go on in unbearable pain and with little quality of life.
It is the magnitude of their suffering that has been preying on my mind as the discussion over the right to die has intensified.
The fact is that I have changed my mind. The old philosophical certainties have collapsed in the face of the reality of needless suffering.
It was the case of Tony Nicklinson that exerted the deepest influence on me. Here was a dignified man making a simple appeal for mercy, begging that the law allow him to die in peace, supported by his family.
Read it all from the Daily Mail.