Reader letter: Allowing us dignity in death

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As another survey finds that elderly and sick people are dying in pain and without dignity surely it is time we investigated further the ethics of euthanasia.

As someone who has seen members of my family literally starve to death through debilitating horrible cancers when all they wanted to do was be released of their agonising pain I find it crazy that we as a country are still allowing this to happen.

None of us will ever be able to choose why we die, that is out of our hands but we surely should have the right to decide WHEN we pass away.

I am aware that there are many people who oppose this view and I fully respect your opinions and beliefs but would be interested to know how many of your readers are of the same opinion.

Mick Slaney

Nursery Avenue,

West Hallam