Letter: Why not let adults die, too?
IT seems incredible that, despite contraception, millions of unborn children incapable of speaking for themselves can be slaughtered with hardly anyone batting an eyelid.
On the other hand, terminally-ill adults who are capable of coming to a decision and can speak out cannot be helped to die to avoid having a slow, painful ending.
No-one is suggesting that all terminally-ill patients should be put to death or that doctors should be ordered to do the deed if they feel it is against their beliefs.
But patients should have the right to choose.
I am sure there are some doctors who, if allowed, would be willing to assist a person to end a painful existence.
BARBARA DUNN, Moseley
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Aug 8, 2004|
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