assisted suicide Category

The judge was wrong

I write this with great sadness. On Wednesday Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome, died having refused food for six days – after the High Court denied him the right to die. In March, I wrote a post detailing why I thought he should have been granted this basic right. I still stand by […]

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Not a question of morality

The question of the legality of assisted suicide has re-emerged on the political landscape recently with the case of Tony Nicklinson, who used to play rugby with my dad and uncle. Mr Nicklinson has ‘locked-in syndrome’ – he is completely paralysed but his cognitive powers are unimpaired – which he developed following a stroke. He […]

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