The fact that resonated most strongly with me was that while deaths under the state’s Death with Dignity Act represented less than one half of one per cent of the population, only one in three of those people who asked for end of life medication chose not to use it: as Paul Woodward says in his letter, while few people take the option, many are comforted to know it exists.
it’s 25 years since the act came into law in Oregon and Death with Dignity have made a film to recognise the courage of those who first campaigned for it. One day, I hope, we in the UK will have the same freedom to choose how we die. Until then, the struggle will contin
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