Hi to all the new guys and deep empathy for people's takes on this, even if they're anti-choice for themselves - just don't expect other people to be effected by that in the same way that Terry won't be effected by what you'd say to him on the subject.
I think it was very clear in the programme last night (I actually forgot it was on and so I've only just watched it on iPlayer
) that Terry hasn't actually made his mind up on whether he will do this himself - but he wants to have the unequivocal right to make that choice for himself in time. I'm going to comment fully in the thread we've had running in advance of this programme, but to all the new guys, whether you stay here or not, and whether or not you think Terry's a hero or a wimp for wanting this right to die do you really
think it's right for rational, responsible people like Andrew and Peter to be forced to go to another country and die on a noisy industrial estate in a glorified portakabin (albeit a very nicely fitted out one with very kind 'escorts') just so there's little risk of their loved ones being prosecuted for helping them into death?
(((((hugs to MAD and to pooh)))))
Life should be lived well and make us strong enough to die, however we leave it, because that is something we ultimately have very little choice in, except, perhaps, for the time.