Jay Franklin: likely to be excluded from VAD

Jay Franklin: likely to be excluded from VAD

Jay Franklin in The Age 17/10/2016, photo by Justin McManus.

Jay Franklin in The Age 17/10/2016, photo by Justin McManus.

Jay Franklin is a 40 year old Melbourne man born with a congenital condition known as Hirschsprung disease. He says there is no prospect of his condition getting better, and that he wants medical assistance to die at home with his mother Bertha there to hold his hand. But at the moment he is one of many people likely to be excluded from potential euthanasia laws being discussed in Australia.

Click for pdf of article by Julia Medlaw in The Age – The-Age-191016-People-excluded