Desmond Tutu supports right-to-die activist Sean Davison | Trending News

2018-09-22T05:08:24+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|


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Desmond Tutu supports right-to-die activist Sean Davison Desmond Tutu supports right-to-die activist Sean Davison Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has come out in supportive right-to-die activist Sean Davison who was arrested this week on charges of murder in a statement – – called on lawmakers to factor in the rights of terminally ill patients who wanted dignity and death Davison the founder of write to that organization dignity South Africa was released on bail after being charged with murder on Wednesday in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court Davison 57 was charged over a 2013 incident in which he allegedly assisted his doctor friend and rich Berger to die Berger became a quadriplegic after a car crash eight years earlier just as I have argued for compassion and fairness in life I believe that terminally ill people should be treated with compassion and fairness when it comes to their death this should include affording people who have reached the end stages of life the right to choose how and when to leave Mother Earth said – – he said that he believed in the sanctity of life and that death is part of life alongside the wonderful palliative care that exists the choices available to the terminally ill should include dignified assisted death it is a choice that I believe lawmakers should engage enable and appropriately regulate he said