STRIPPED of its emotive phraseology, the argument put forward by B J Connell (Your Say, September 20) in favour of euthanasia is both simple and naive.
He contends that life belongs to the individual, rather than being a gift from God.
This leads to the erroneous conclusion that suicide is a basic human right.
He also assumes that the Government is capable of drafting foolproof laws and the medical profession can be trusted not to kill human beings who have not requested to be killed.
Back in the real world, the Government cannot even draft foolproof road safety regulations and doctors kill babies in the womb at the drop of a hat.
At the risk of sounding like an anti-abortion campaigner, my main interest in this matter is finding out why people who believe that life belongs to the individual remain silent as Christians argue with people who seem to believe that the life of a baby in the womb belongs to its mother.
Have they failed to understand that babies in the womb are young human beings? Have they failed to understand that silence gives consent?
Are they even slightly aware that people of integrity act in accordance with their beliefs?
B J TOOLAN