Louis Theroux: Altered States - Choosing Death
New to W - Wednesday 10th June at 10pm

Louis heads to the West Coast of America to explore the ramifications of 2016's Aid in Dying legislation that allows a person to take a prescribed cocktail of drugs that will result in their death. Terminally ill people who meet certain criteria can take the lethal medication wherever and whenever they want, without further medical assistance. But even for those who want that option, being given complete autonomy over your own death can raise complex questions, making it impossible to choose the right time. And what of those who don't meet the law's requirements? Louis speaks to some who are looking at extreme measures to end their own or other's lives.

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