Date: November 04, 2019
“Veteran Victorian firefighter Troy Thornton has died in a Swiss euthanasia clinic, leaving a powerful message for Australian politicians and voters.
He wanted the nation to think deeply about the concept of dying well, and to challenge the notion that choosing death is somehow wrong.
The 54-year-old died by lethal injection late on Friday, Australian time. His wife Christine was there to hold his hand, but he died without his two teenage children by his side.
He urged Australian voters to tell their politicians what they want when it comes to end of life choices.
“When it’s our life, we should have control. We should be able to choose if we are of sound mind. That’s what I’d like to say”