‘It’s become all-consuming’: how Andrew Denton went from TV presenter to assisted dying advocate

‘It’s become all-consuming’: how Andrew Denton went from TV presenter to assisted dying advocate

The Guardian

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On the launch of the second season of his podcast Better Off Dead, Denton explains why this struggle has come to mean so much to him

Listen to the whole interview with Andrew Denton here at Guardian Australia’s Full Story

The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York seem like an odd place to start talking about Australia’s voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws, but they do reveal the power of language when discussing death.

“Within an hour of the first plane hitting, people begin to jump,” Andrew Denton says. None of the deaths was classified as suicides, but homicides. Denton continues, quoting the New York chief medical examiner: “These desperate people were forced from the buildings.”

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