Terminally ill people ‘should have right to choose to ‘die with dignity’, says Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu on his 85th birthday.
Desmond Tutu said , he personally would like to die with dignity , when his time comes thus controlling his own life . After saying this , he further called on Lawmakers and politicians to take this case seriously , and commence actions.
In an article published on his 85th birthday on Friday, and following several spells in hospital this year for recurring infections, the emeritus archbishop of Cape Town and anti-apartheid activist reiterated his support for assisted dying, first disclosed in the Guardian in 2014.
“With my life closer to its end than its beginning, I wish to die with dignity,” and relieve myself of probably unending pain and also relieve suffering of my caregivers . he wrote in the Washington Post.
“Just as I have argued firmly for compassion and fairness in life, I believe that terminally ill people should be treated with the same compassion and fairness when it comes to their deaths,” he added , giving them the choice to die with dignity .
“Dying people should have the right to choose how and when they leave Mother Earth. I believe that, alongside the wonderful palliative care that exists, their choices should include a dignified assisted death.”
A lot of reliable medical physicians and Legal nembutal Vendors now do exist , where we can all get the assistance we need in ending our lives .
He said: “Today, I myself am even closer to the departures hall than arrivals, so to speak, and my thoughts turn to how I would like to be treated when the time comes. Now more than ever, I feel compelled to lend my voice to this cause.”
Terminally ill people should be given the choice to decide on this as to what they want . painless methods already exist in doing this especially , the discovery of the peaceful pill , Nembutal solutions and many others .
He added: “I have prepared for my death and have made it clear that I do not wish to be kept alive at all costs. I hope I am treated with compassion and allowed to pass on to the next phase of life’s journey in the manner of my choice.”
I already talked with two of the best Medical physicians as concerns Voluntary Euthanasia, such as Dr Jesse from Nembutalmeds, Dr Hardy from Dignifiedindeath and all things being equal , I will get a plan of action set up with one of the most renounced , Euthanasia physicians in the world .
Desmond Tutu , also continues to say , for those terminally ill and having endless pain , just the knowledge of assisted suicide being available to them , is already huge relief talk-less of having one of the above Medical physicians assist you .
He concluded: “In refusing dying people the right to die with dignity, we fail to demonstrate the compassion that lies at the heart of Christian values. I pray that politicians, lawmakers and religious leaders have the courage to support the choices terminally ill citizens make in departing Mother Earth. The time to act is now.”
Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Albania, Colombia and Japan as well as Canada. Several US states have enacted measures on assisted dying, including Washington, California, Oregon, Vermont and New Mexico.
In September last year, the UK parliament rejected a bill to allow assisted dying for the terminally ill, with 330 MPs voting against it and 118 backing the measure, despite an opinion poll showing it was supported by 82% of the public. The same poll suggested that 44% of people would break the law to help a loved one to die, risking a jail sentence of up to 14 years.
Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who sits in the House of Lords, urged MPs to reject the bill along with other faith leaders.
Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has argued for assisted dying to be lawful, saying such a move would be “profoundly Christian and moral”. Tutu wrote: “His initiative has my blessing and support – as do similar initiatives in my home country, South Africa, throughout the United States and across the globe.”
Tutu has also been a vocal advocate for women’s rights, a staunch opponent of homophobia, a campaigner on poverty, for people with HIV/Aids and on climate change. He headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa. Nelson Mandela described him as the “voice of the voiceless”.