“By the time you read this, I will be dead.”

A retired physician urged the Government yesterday to make assisted suicide legal as she took her life with the help of doctors at a controversial clinic in Switzerland.

Anne Turner, 66, who was suffering from the incurable brain disease progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), had seen her husband, Jack, die from a closely related degenerative illness four years ago.

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  • Samson Isberg

    Why did her suicide had to be assisted? I mean, she was a doctor, whe could have prescribed the barbiturates herself? And if she hadn’t been a doctor, didn’t she have a car and a garage? Were there no tall trees to hang herself from, was her radial artery hidden in some dark and mysterious place?

    I have nothing pro aut contra suicide, but it is the “assisted” part that irritates me. If that’s what you really want, you do it without implicating other people.