ALS Assisted Dying Disability Japan

“Why do you value life extension?” – asks the late Yuri Hayashi, ALS patient

The late Yuri Hayashi, an ALS patient asked on Twitter “Why not think about death...Why do you value life extension?”

By Barrier Free Japan

August 30 2020

The Kyoto District Public Prosecutors Office on Thursday August 13 indicted two doctors for allegedly killing a woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an intractable disease, at the victim’s request.

The deceased, a woman aged 51 named Yuri Hayashi, ran a blog and a Twitter account.

There is an almost three month gap between Hayashi’s blog post on March 28 2019, titled ‘Myself’, and her next blog post published on June 13 2019.

In the meantime Hayashi did post on Twitter. On May 3 2019, she posts on Twitter about what might happen whilst undergoing palliative care, or after her death, wondering “will the police come?”

Also on June 7 2019, Hayashi asks “Why do you value life extension?”

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