Re: What’s wrong with assisted dying
Iona Heath usually writes putting the interests of patients first. Here she fails them and uses irrelevancies like the actions of Drs Mengele and Shipman to distort the discussion.
To seek assisted death in prolonged and intolerable circumstances is a rational act deserving respect and a demand for liberty of action with no harm to others.
How dare we state to and on behalf of informed others that we know better than them what is in their best interest? We are merely demonstating that we lack the courage to stand up for the patients who had hoped for our help.
Competing interests: No competing interests