Sir Terry in upcoming program on assisted suicide
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Apr. 19th, 2011 | 10:37 am
posted by: lilactoventoux in discworld
I came across this via Twitter: Sir Terry Pratchett to probe assisted suicide for BBC.
Is anyone else having trouble reading/viewing these things? I don't mean technical trouble, I mean emotionally. I'm finding it incredibly difficult to accept that he is in a position to be having to explore this (particularly the bit on the ABC's 7:30 Report where he said that he would probably have to take this option while he is still compos mentis enough to communicate his wishes, i.e. before he's actually to the point where he would want to go).
I fully support what he is trying to do, but it hurts immensely that it's him having to do it, if you see what I mean. I can't imagine what it must be like for his nearest and dearest.
Edited to add the link to the official BBC press release, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressre
Thanks to molokov_au for the info!