September 16, 2013
Jay Franklin tells his story to ABC’s 4 Corners
After 36 years struggling with that situation, Jay Franklin says he’s had enough and he wants to end his own life.
Because assisted suicide, or voluntary euthanasia, is illegal in Australia he is forced to apply to Switzerland to fulfil his wish.
Jay’s story raises many questions: why doesn’t society allow an individual with an incurable condition the right to seek assistance to end their own life? Is it right that a person is forced to go overseas to die in this way? And why don’t our political representatives deal with the issue in an open and free manner?
Jay Franklin tells his story to ABC TV’s Liz Jackson on 4 Corners. Watch it.