Allow us the option of a humane, painless death | Letters

Readers share their perspectives on Baroness Meacher’s assisted dying bill

Jane Campbell says disabled people need more help to live, not to die (22 October). As a disabled person myself, with a condition which will continue to deteriorate but which won’t kill me, I say we need both.

We do need help to live and we may need help to die, if that’s what we want. People talk about dying with dignity; help with living doesn’t always include dignity. Having your a*** wiped by someone else, whoever they are, isn’t very dignified and that is one of the aspects of my own [...]

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