The group suggests that the new act should refer to this right as “Right to Life and Living”, as a way of promoting pro-life and the right to have one’s life protected. [Recommendation from committee]
Further discussion on pro-life versus right to die led to the view that the law should provide for:
Provision of all support measures which will maintain and enhance the dignity and quality of life.
Also, provision of all support measures in natural settings of living for all people. [Input for right to
Right to life includes the right to experience self / develop one’s own identity, right to an enabling psychosocial environment, where PD can thrive, such as love, care and affection, right to a sexual self, and the right to a spiritual self. Removal of legal, medical, social and other barriers to achievement of right to self and identity, and rights in these areas must be provided for.
Right to life includes the right to wellness including being well and staying well.