When Sir Michael Caine’s father was suffering in the hospital from liver cancer, Caine made an extremely difficult decision and asked the doctor to end his father’s suffering by giving him an overdose.
Said Michael in a radio interview:
‘My father had cancer of the liver and I was in such anguish over the pain he was in, that I said to this doctor, I said: "Isn’t there anything else you could [do], just give him an overdose and end this” , because I wanted him to go and he said: "Oh no, no, no, we couldn’t do that. Then, as I was leaving, he said: "Come back at midnight." I came back at midnight and my father died at five past twelve. So he’d done it…’
Michael never revealed this to his mother.
When asked if he supported voluntary euthanasia, Michael said yes.
‘Oh I think so, yeah. I think if you’re in a state to where life is no longer bearable, if you want to go. I’m not saying that anyone else should make the decision, but I made the request, but my father was semi-conscious.’
There’s no easy answer to whether or not voluntary euthanasia is right or wrong. What do U think?
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