Whether you agree with the action or not, it was his families respect for his Human Rights that held the day and his own judgement.
However, whether mercy killing or assisted suicide should be made legal is a different matter, as every humans rights need to be respected. This as to include those who, for one reason and another, may not have the capacity to effect or understand this right or whose will could be managed, either intentionally or not, by others to follow a course which they may not reasonably wish to do.
This story is touching.. Brings tears to my eyes..I can’t judge his actions because ‘it is he who wears the shoes that knows where it hurts’.
After doctors informed him he had inoperable cancer in his spine, Jeffrey Spector feared that at any moment he could become paralysed from the neck down. He did not want to become a burden on loved ones so, despite the pleas of his wife and children, the businessman, 54, decided to kill himself.
Before he took his life at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic, the keep-fit fanatic said: “I am going before my time but I am not scared. I believe what I am doing is in the best long-term interests of my family. They disagree with that of course but they accept I have my own opinion.”
His wife, Elaine, 53, and daughters Keleigh, 21, Courtney, 19, and Camryn, 15, were with him…
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