British MS Patient Loses Assisted Suicide Case: "British MS Patient Loses Assisted Suicide Case
45-year-old Debbie Purdy from Bradford has been crippled by the multiple sclerosis she was diagnosed with 14 years ago. Purdy recently announced she wishes to undergo assisted suicide in Switzerland, and asked the courts to clarify the law.
Purdy is looking to protect her husband from prosecution should he come to the clinic in Switzerland and help her commit suicide. However, she found out that her husband could be sentenced to 14 years in prison for fulfilling her wish to die.
There have been 101 known UK citizens who have died at the Dignitas clinic, and no prosecutions have come from those cases. Purdy's husband could be persecuted by doing so much as purchasing train tickets or even just going with her."
This is a far more serious issue than WASTATE's new Deathe with Dignity bill. A humane society needs an rderly mechansoms for those whose suffering is no longer bearable.