Thursday 2 October 2008

SPUC intervening in assisted suicide case

A case in the high court in London today is a threat to vulnerable people and could undermine the law against assisted suicide. Mrs Debbie Purdy, who has multiple sclerosis, wants to know whether her husband would be prosecuted if he took her abroad to commit suicide.

SPUC is intervening in the case and one of our supporters who has multiple sclerosis points out that people with that disease are more prone to depression and suicidal thoughts. Mrs Purdy is backed by Dignity in Dying, the pro-euthanasia group, and is considering going to Dignitas in Zurich, Switzerland, to kill herself if her condition worsens.