The court of appeal has rejected a request by Paul Lamb who is paralysed from the neck down that doctors should be allowed to help him die and its not an easy decision to say that i agree with them.
Paul Lamb had taken on the 'right to die' case originally brought by Tony Nicklinson who suffered 'locked-in syndrome' who died last year.
Lord Judge opposed the appeal and insisted that the law relating to assisting suicide cannot be changed by judicial decision but by the politicians.
In response to the decision, Lamb said: 'I am absolutely gutted by the decision. I was hoping for a humane and dignified end. This judgement does not give me that. I will carry on the legal fight – this is not just about me but about many, many other people who are being denied the right to die a humane and dignified death just because the law is too scared to grapple with these issues'.
A very emotive argument but for me it leaves a massive grey area with people being pressured to commit suicide and it is too big an area to ignore so it's the lesser of two evils and the judges should keep rejecting the appeals.
It may benefit the likes of Tony Nicklinson and Paul Lamb but the right of others to kill you without fear of possible prosecution, that's a potential minefield we don't need to wander into.