It should be noted that in the UK as statistics show at the moment 1/3 of doctors are opposed, 1/3 unsure and 1/3 support a change, and more nurses are supportive than not. There are an impressive and growing number of healthcare professionals for assisted dying and they are becoming more vocal at putting the alternative view across. Change always takes time and effort. The numbers are growing.
We have choices in how we live why not allow us to chose how we die? We are the keepers of our own flames of life. No one has the right to tell me how I will die and I will defend the right of others, albeit with a shaky voice, to take this step themselves. As immortality continues to evade us we will all most certainly endure a final parting. I firmly feel that no-one can council another to enter onto the road of assisted dying. This is too important a decision to even think of influencing someone. However so long as safe guards are in place to support and cherish another human being who has decided to avoid what they consider to be intolerable indignities is a rare honour and an opportunity for deep and profound loving to walk along side them.