Terry Pratchett: Choosing the right to die should be law
Author Terry Pratchett has revealed that the motivation for his assisted suicide campaign was seeing his parents “mummified in morphine” on their deathbeds.
He told The Big Issue that he went “ballistic” last year when locked-in-syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson was denied the right to die.
Pratchett, who suffers from Alzheimer's and wants the government to give him the opportunity to end his life when the condition becomes intolerable, said: “What people fear is a bad death. They fear being halfway dead. In some clinic. Where they’re prodding and pushing you about.”
Read the full interview in this week’s Big Issue, on sale until October 21