My dad recommended I watch the Dimbleby lecture presented by T. Pratchett.
I have to admit the author irritates me especially when he makes out his newly acquired disease is hard to cope with. I watched the original documentary of some of his symptoms and they were similar to me accept I am dyslexic and suffered (not really that much) my whole life where he has had 60 years life before any problems.
However the lecture does have a point. We have become so sophisticated in keeping ourselves alive that decisions on quality of life and the choice to die need to be discussed. I personally have no problem in assisted death. Both my Mum and Dad have made it very clear that once they become a burden and their time is spent waiting to die then they will be happy to move on.
When that time comes I will not be worrying about the law anyway. My family and its welfare rank far higher than anything else.
Terry did mention that these situations should be reviewed by people in their mid 40's and above which I think he should reconsider as I would not qualify. He also wanted to involve lawyers and doctors which sounds o.k. as long as the cost is not borne by the relatives because it would make assisted death yet another luxury for the rich.