Dying patients shouldn’t fear disability – advocate


It’s the second day of Lecretia Seales’ High Court fight for the right to die.

The 42-year-old is terminally ill with a brain tumour and wants to ensure her doctor isn’t prosecuted if she helps her die.Dr Huhana Hickey, a disability advocate who was in court for the first day of proceedings has concerns. She is opposed to giving people the right to assisted suicide, especially if the patient’s motivation is to avoid becoming dependent on others for care.

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