‘Why helping my mother to die was an act of kindness’
Dr Sean Davison, a University of the Western Cape biotechnology professor, made world headlines recently when he was convicted of matricide in New Zealand, for helping his terminally ill mother end months of pain and suffering by swallowing a lethal dose of morphine. It is estimated that many people die in SA by assisted suicide, but it is still taboo. Davison has become a vocal activist for the right to die with dignity. He speaks to Sue Grant- Marshall about the dilemma facing terminally ill people, and those who care for them
QWhat has affected you most since you were charged with matricide for your role in your mother’s suicide, and for which you served a six-month house arrest sentence in New Zealand? There is so much, I hardly know where to start. Seeing my mother’s name...
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