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Jean Davies, 86, starved herself to death over five weeks, because she said she had “no alternative,” as the UK has tight laws against assisted suicide.
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Jean Davies, an 86-year-old grandmother in the UK, starved herself to death because she said she had "no alternative." Davies died in her home on Oct. 1, five weeks after she stopped eating.
She did not have a terminal illness, but suffered from chronic pain and other medical issues. Her four children and two grandchildren supported her decision to die.
"She had been talking about doing this for the last two or three years, if her health deteriorated," her daughter, Bronwen Davies, told the Daily Mail. "Although that's not to say we ever thought it would actually happen... Her quality of life was diminishing and eventually she was diagnosed with one chronic condition too many."
Davies reportedly stopped drinking water on Sept. 16, and was frustrated her death was not immediate but took another two weeks.
Four weeks into her fast, Davies told The Sunday Times: "It is hell. I can't tell you how hard it is. You wouldn't decide this unless you thought your life was going to be so bad. It is intolerable."
The 86-year-old was a longtime right-to-die advocate, publishing a book, Choice in Dying, in 1997, and said she had no alternative, except for breaking the law or going to a clinic in Switzerland, but said "I want to die in my own bed."
Voluntary euthanasia is legal in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Colombia, and in five states in the U.S.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Has Quite a Large Supply of Notorious RBG Shirts
"Now my grandchildren love it"
Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is intimately familiar with the popular Tumblr created in tribute to her, Notorious R.B.G.
At an event at the 92nd St Y in New York Sunday evening, Ginsburg said she maintains “quite a large supply” of t-shirts bearing her face and the reference to the late rapper Biggie Smalls, known also as The Notorious B.I.G. In an interview with National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, Ginsburg said she gives them out as gifts.
Totenberg: On a somewhat lighter note, I want to ask you about the Notorious RBG t-shirt.[Applause, Cheers]. I gather there are some people he who’ve worn them. I wear mine on the weekends all the time. And people will occasionally—The guy at the drug store said to me last weekend, he said, who is that woman, she looks very familiar, but who is she? I said she’s a supreme court justice. He said, oh good, I’ve learned something today. So how did you find out about the notorious RBG t-shirts.
Ginsburg: I think a law clerk told me about this tumblr and also explained to me what Notorious RBG was a parody on. And now my grandchildren love it and I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the tumblr. I have—and in fact I think I gave you a Notorious RBG—
Totenberg: Two of my three. I bought one.
Ginsburg: I have quite a large supply.
Totenberg: Do you have the one—what’s the one ‘you can’t have truth without Ruth'”
Ginsburg: Without Ruth. [nods]
Ginsburg offered high praise for Tumblr earlier this year in an interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric.
“Most of it I think is very funny. There is a rap song, and there is one using the words from the Hobby Lobby dissent. I haven’t seen anything that isn’t either pleasing or funny on the Web site,” she said. “I think she has created a wonderful thing with Notorious R.B.G. I will admit I had to be told by my law clerks, what’s this Notorious, and they explained that to me, but the Web site is something I enjoy, all of my family do.”