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‘I Feel Right To Die Pressure’

January 21, 2014

Legalising assisted dying is “selfish” and would pressure ill people to consider taking their own lives, a motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer claims.

Michael, who called BBC Radio 5 live’s Breakfast from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, said he would not end his own life if his illness worsened, but was constantly being asked by people if he would consider it.

He said: “It makes one feel like I should be contemplating it for sake of the health service or my family watching what I’m going through.”

It comes after the storyline for Coronation Street character Hayley Cropper made headlines as she took own life to escape terminal cancer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2014 6:46 pm

    Assisted suicide is legal in some U.S. states while undergoing treatment in 2007 my support was online many people who became my lifeline had very basic health cover and this subject came up often although my personal feelings is that when our NHS is privatised and it is on the way with this government, situations would arise where your only choices are drug trials or assisted suicied I listened many times to why it should be legilised and I fully understood quality of life above quantity of time but I agree with michael, life is life death is apart of that and the dying process as natural as birth and if legalised would it become a cheaper option of health care ?

  2. January 21, 2014 7:15 pm

    no taking of life is my belief we here for that set amount of time then living even in pain like most of usbut to take your life nah its anough has above sais we be walking that road without our concent the Liverpool pathways when the yanks take over jeff3

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