Author Terry Pratchett defends right-to-die film

Author Sir Terry Pratchett holds his medal after he was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London Wednesday Feb, 18, 2009. The author shocked his fans when he announced in December 2007 that he had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Ian Nicholson/Pool)

June 14, 2011 8:01:21 AM PDT
Writer Terry Pratchett said Tuesday that watching a man being helped to die had reaffirmed his support for assisted suicide, while anti-euthanasia groups criticized the televised death as propaganda that could encourage copycat suicides.