Why prevent people dying with dignity?
SURELY it's time for this Government and the medical profession to see sense and change the ruling on euthanasia.
Why do people who are so sure that they have had more than enough of living in pain and the loss of dignity have to leave their land of birth to put an end to their lives?
Surely these are the people that know, are aware, of what they want to do with their lives. Not some judge, some doctor who took some oath to save lives at whatever cost.
It is not only the ones that are ill that suffer and face it everyday, but the carers also.
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I see another has chosen to do the right thing in his mind and put an end to his life here in Britain. I'm sure our condolences go to his wife but if this is what the man wanted then it's his right.
We all saw the distress caused by the gentleman who decided in court the applicant had no right to end his life despite being a complete prisoner in his own body and having to be looked after completely in all matters of life continuance.
This man also knew his own mind and indeed despite the court passed away days later.
This must have been a huge relief to his wife to know all the suffering was at an end and her husband was at peace. Yet again our condolences are with his family.
That said there has to be many, many more in similar circumstances who feel that they have borne more than enough and see that taking that journey abroad is their only way to release.
This is wrong. If people are so ill and feel their life is no longer dignified and had more than enough of the pain, then they should be allowed to call an end to their pain and discomfort at home, not have to worry that their loved ones could also face the wrath of the legal profession in so-called assisted suicide.
In this area people are treated worse than animals because let's face it any animal in severe distress or pain has its life ended. People on the other hand do not get this freedom of choice.
It's time to change the law.
B J CONNELL