Terry Pratchett, novelist, Alzheimer’s campaigner and star euthanasia promoter, dies

By Michael Cook British fantasy writer and star campaigner for assisted suicide Sir Terry Pratchett died last week a natural death surrounded by his family. He had been suffering from early-onset dementia for several years. In the 1990s Sir Terry was the UK’s top-selling and highest-earning author. Over the course of his career he wrote …

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Kevin Fitzpatrick: Conversation with Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, an author and a euthanasia promoter, died Thursday at the age of 66 Editor’s note. That “awful Swiss house” Dr. Fitzpatrick alludes to at the end is the Dignitas suicide facility near Zurich, Switzerland. My first ‘outing’ on the assisted suicide/euthanasia debate was a student debate in Trinity College Dublin. I was very …

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Terry Pratchett assisted suicide documentary wins International Emmy

By Jared Yee  The controversial assisted suicide TV documentary “Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die”, presented by UK novelist and Alzheimer’s sufferer named in the title, has been awarded an International Emmy. The program captured the assisted death of Peter Smedley, 71, who suffered from motor neurone disease, at Swiss suicide clinic Dignitas. Pratchett flew to …

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What we weren’t told about Terry Pratchett’s ‘award-winning’ euthanasia documentary

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. “BAFTA” is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett has won a Bafta for his ‘documentary’ ‘Choosing To …

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BBC Airs Assisted Suicide

By Dave Andrusko By the time you read this post, television will have hit a new low. The BBC will have aired “Choosing to Die,” a documentary in which Peter Smedley, a 71-year-old millionaire hotel owner with Lou Gehrig’s disease, takes a lethal dose of barbiturates at “Dignitas,” an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland. The …

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