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    104-year-old Australian scientist to fly to Switzerland to end life

    A 104-year-old Australian scientist has started his journey to Switzerland where he plans to end his life, saying he “greatly regrets” living to his advanced age.
    Botanist and ecologist David Goodall is traveling to the Life Circle clinic in Basel, accompanied by a nurse from pro-euthanasia organization Exit International, the group’s founder said.
    Speaking on his 104th birthday, Goodall said if he had one birthday wish it would be to die. “No I’m not happy. I want to die… It’s not sad particularly, what is sad is if one is prevented (from dying),” he told Australian broadcaster the ABC.

    The question of whether people should be able to legally seek help to end their lives is a subject of fierce debate around the world.
    Euthanasia is still illegal in Australia, including in Goodall’s home state of Western Australia, although the state of Victoria plans to allow assisted dying from mid-2019.

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