Regular readers know how very strongly against assisted suicide I am. The thought that someone is considering assisted suicide because of cuts to care makes me more sad than I can say.
A woman who suffers from Crohn’s disease has chosen to end her life at an assisted suicide clinic after Government cutbacks caused her to lose vital care.
Marie Lopez, 54, is spending £10,000 to go to the Lifecircle clinic in Basel, Switzerland and end her life in about three months’ time.
Ms Lopez, a former city analyst who lives in Buckinghamshire, was first diagnosed with the disease more than 30 years ago when she was a teenager, and has since been battling with the severe pain.
In 2015, 1,004 people died at assisted death clinics in Switzerland, and 222 of those were at Dignitas clinics (above)
She has self-funded her care for the past seven years after social…
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