Widow Refuses to Support Campaign Legalizing Assisted Suicide


(The Christian Institute) – A widow and mother is refusing to become an advocate for assisted suicide because of the traumatic “after-effects on the family and friends left behind”.

“I won’t join any campaign, or celebrate his ‘choice’”, says Deborah Binner.

Her husband Simon opted for assisted suicide after being diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease (MND). Deborah has written ‘Yet Here I Am’, a book sharing truths of the heartache left by assisted suicide.

Reflecting on the aftermath, Deborah said: “Watching him plan his own death, while I still wanted more time, was overwhelmingly traumatic”.

She said: “Campaigners for assisted dying underestimate how terrible it is for those of us left behind”. CONTINUE