Why should people suffer?
3:14pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in Letters
WITH reference to Paul Flynn’s very interesting column concerning assisting dying, my own thoughts are as follows.
We are told that we are lucky to belong to a well-ordered democracy. In my opinion it is a democracy where the citizens of our country are told what to do and are dictated to by people who are living in the past. Surely it is obscene to make our fellow men/women who have no quality of life or are in agony suffer when they could exit this world in peace, surrounded by their kin – a civilised and merciful way to depart this life. In my opinion, our government do not want the responsibility of changing the law, so they should grant us a referendum on the matter. Surely they have no right to deny us? They can then wash their hands of all responsibility. To all who oppose assisted dying, I would say, who are you to make a fellow being suffer in agony?
Mr B S Elliott, Church Street, Rogerstone