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"I know that there are those who feel that showing a human death on television is wrong, whatever the circumstances. Although I respect this point of view, I think there is a case to be made for filming a peaceful, natural death — a view shared by many who work closely with the dying," Mosley said.
Critics have questioned the ethics of the BBC showing a death onscreen — albeit a natural death in Inside the Human Body — with this latest controversy arriving just weeks after the public broadcaster was blasted as "a cheerleader" for assisted suicide by opponents of euthanasia. Earlier this month, details emerged about the forthcoming BBC production Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die. Presented by the bestselling British fantasy author, who revealed he'd been diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease in 2007, the documentary about euthanasia will include a scene of Pratchett sitting at the bedside of an ill man who takes his own life via a cocktail of drugs. It is slated to air later this summer.
Originally posted by ATSecretAgent
Question: If you had a terminal, debilitating, painful illness. Wouldn't you request the right to die? So fas as I can tell, forcing someone to endure further suffering when THEY want to die is beyond cruel.