Tuesday, 21 October 2014
I read a news report today about an 86-year-old woman who starved herself to death. It seems she was suffering increasing incidence of ill health, and although none of the conditions were terminal, she said that life was becoming intolerable. Since assisted suicide isn’t legal in Britain, she simply stopped eating and died five weeks later. That’s what I call dedication to the cause of self-determination. It must have taken a lot of strength.