I can't imagine anything worse than his situation - he has 'locked-in' syndrome and whilst he is completely conscious he cannot move anything but his eyes and he communicates by blinking at letters on a computer.
He wants to ask his doctor to kill him without fear of prosecution.
There was an article in The Catholic Herald that nearly made me throw my computer across the room. One sanctimonious prig said Tony and his family should accept the situation as an opportunity to show family unity and reflect the interdependence of all people. It reminded me of those people who say that a handicapped child is given to a family by god so they can show their devotion.
Tony could live in a state of humiliation and boredom for another 30 years. There is no chance that his condition will improve. There is no way he can kill himself, other than by refusing food and drink, which would result in a very slow and painful death.
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