Euthanasia: the medical divide

WHEN Don Flounders and his wife, Iris, entered a Mexican pharmacy in 2008, it was Valentine’s Day and they considered their purchase of Nembutal just another act of love in their 60 years together.

On the evening of 28 April this year, Don, 81, terminally ill with mesothelioma, and Iris, 88, took the Nembutal. They were found dead the next day, holding hands.