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Terminally ill should choose how and when they die - DignitySA founder

16 July, 11:47 AM

This week, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu spoke in favour of assisted dying in a column in the UK's Observer.

In it, Tutu said "I do not want artificial feeding or to be on an artificial breathing machine – I don't want people to do their damnedest to keep me alive" - sparking a long-standing debate on assisted death.

Dignity SA founder Sean Davison joined us in studio to speak about assisted dying. Davison is especially passionate about the topic after having spent five months under house arrest in New Zealand for assisting in his mother's death. Watch the interview in the video above.

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