dimreepr Posted March 12, 2012 Share Posted March 12, 2012 Tony Nicklinson, 58, from Melksham, Wiltshire, has "locked-in syndrome" following a stroke in 2005 and is unable to carry out his own suicide. He is seeking legal protection for any doctor who helps him end his life. The Ministry of Justice argues making such a ruling would authorise murder and change the law governing it. "Locked-in syndrome" leaves people with paralysed bodies but fully-functioning minds. Mr Nicklinson, who communicates through the use of an electronic board or special computer, said before the ruling that his life was "dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable". During the radio interview, Mrs Nicklinson passed on questions to her husband, using his letters board to spell out his response. When asked what he hoped would happen next, he replied: "I will be able to access a doctor when the time is right." He went on to spell out: "I can just about cope with life at the moment, but not forever." Having survived my own suicide attempt (at the time of trying it wasn’t a cry for help) I have since changed my mind on the subject. Should this be allowed? Isn’t this just a temporary state of mind however long this state persists? Does a doctor’s oath become meaningless if s/he is allowed to kill? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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