Terminally ill Jeffrey Spector was brave to take the Dignitas route to ending his life. The “last supper” was a great idea.
It is time to look again at assisted suicide in our country.
It is complex and will need many safeguards but our present system has more serious snags than are ever admitted.
Pain control is better than it was but it will never be 100 per cent effective.
Even natural death is still a taboo subject, so we need to open up.
It was once said: “These days the private parts are public. Death is our dirty little secret”.