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I Helped My Mother to Die

Sean Davison from South Africa helped end the life of his his terminally ill mother. He was charged with attempted murder and convicted of a lesser charge.

Sean Davison from South Africa travelled to New Zealand to look after his terminally ill mother. As her health deteriorated she asked him to help her to end her life.

Some time after her death Sean was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He was later convicted of a lesser offence and sentenced to five months house detention. Now Sean is a leading campaigner for assisted dying, having founded an organisation called Dignity SA.

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(Picture: Sean Davison (R) with his mother Patricia Ferguson (L) Credit: Sean Davison)

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