Anorak News | Debbie Purdy Wins Right To Her Own Body

Debbie Purdy Wins Right To Her Own Body

by | 31st, July 2009
Page(s): 1 2 3 Read On

7651527DEBBIE Purdy suffers from multiple sclerosis. She has forced the Crown Prosecution Service to reveal under what circumstances her husband could be prosecuted if he she took her own life at the Dignitas euthanasia clinic in Switzerland.

Overlook the question of who owns Mrs Purdy’s body, and listen as she says:

“I’m ecstatic – I feel like I’ve been given a reprieve. I want to live my life to the full, but I don’t want to suffer unnecessarily at the end of my life. This decision means that I can make an informed choice, with Omar, about whether he travels abroad with me to end my life because we will know exactly where we stand.”

Good news, then, for Mrs Purdy and, one images, her husband who can remain within the law should he choose to help his wife end her life. And how does the Daily Mail celebrate her victory?

With a picture of Mrs Purdy with mouth agape and looking not enough unlike Peter Mandelson does Dracula and the front-page headline:

The joy of a woman who has just taken Britain one step closer to legitimising assisted suicide.

Mail readers clack their marmalade-coated tongues to the roof of their mouths and a nation shudders at just how fair people can be…

Page(s): 1 2 3 Read On

Posted: 31st, July 2009 | In: Reviews Comments (2) | TrackBack | Permalink