He offered himself to become the first case of euthanasia in Taiwan if it becomes legal.
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A famed Taiwanese sportscaster said on Wednesday that he had written a letter to President Tsai
Ing-wen to plead with her to use her influence to pass a mercy killing law, offering himself to become the first case of euthanasia in Taiwan if it becomes legal.
Fu Ta-jen, 84, said on Thursday that many advanced countries have passed “mercy killing law,” adding, “We, as a democratic country, shouldn’t just talk about gays and get deadlocked in political infighting.”
In his letter to the president, Fu said he was pleading on behalf of all Taiwanese people and hopes that Taiwan can “follow the example of some advanced countries in Europe and America to pass a mercy killing law.” In the letter, Fu also said that he was a member of a national basketball team that won a silver medal in Asian Games for Taiwan and that he had broadcast thousands of sporting events over the years.
Now that he is old and sick he hopes the president can allow him to become the first case of mercy killing in the country if it becomes law, Fu continued to say in the letter. [FULL STORY]