Assisted dying is in the headlines again after euthanasia advocate Sean Davison was arrested in September 2018 on a charge of murder, relating to helping a friend die.
Across the world, assisted dying, often crudely called “assisted suicide” is becoming part of the discourse. The matters is back in focus in South Africa following the arrest of euthanasia advocate Sean Davison on a charge of murder in September 2018. Davison was arrested for helping his terminally ill mother die in 2006.
In her book Ending Life. Ethics and the Way We Die (2005), philosopher Margaret P. Battin shares this story from the Netherlands.
“Two friends, old sailing buddies, are planning a sailing trip in the North Sea later in the year, and they are discussing possible dates. “How about July 21st?” says Willem. “The sea will be calm, the moon bright, and there’s a music festival on the coast of Denmark we could visit.” “Sounds great,” answers Joost, “I’d love to