Today’s decision by the High Court to let Tony Nicklinson take his case to a full hearing is wonderful news. I salute him.
I have blogged about the right to die before, here and here, so shall not go over every detail again. In simple terms, I do not see why Parliament, the Government, the medical profession or various religions should take away my right to decide my own death as and when I see fit.
It is apparently humane and compassionate to put animals out of their misery but we humans must live a horrible half-life in medical purgatory because a group of well-intentioned busy bodies have decided that their opinions trump my rights.
The sooner euthanasia is legalised the better.