This afternoon, I learned that author Sir Terry Pratchett supports physician assisted suicide, and further, offers himself as a test case. Sir Pratchett has Alzheimer’s. His entire life flows from his imagination and his ability to think. I can well understand his fear, and even terror at the idea of losing it. If he wants to kill himself, that is, as far as I’m concerned, his right. But it is not sufficient to make it legal for physicians to help with killing people.
Yesterday, I heard that ACC was planning to cut funding for home modifications (such as ramps, grab bar, widening doorways, etc) and vehicle modifications (like hand-controls, lifts, ramps, etc) for newly injured individuals. This is part of the wider cuts they are imposing on the system. Some of these cuts make sense (such as stopping payment when the injury is self-inflicted rather than an accident). Others are not so logical. But this particular cut has outraged me.