Daily Mail

End this suffering


I AGrEE with former archbishop Lord Carey, ‘there is nothing holy about agony’ (Mail) and the terminally ill should be allowed to die.

I believe in a loving, compassion­ate God who doesn’t want us to suffer drawn-out, distressin­g deaths from cancer and degenerati­ve diseases.

Surveys show most people are in favour of doctor-assisted help to die at life’s end, if requested, as some have seen loved ones suffer.

Many of us would enjoy our lives more if we didn’t have the concern that we might one day have a long, painful death and loss of dignity.

Name supplied, Ruislip, Middlesex. HOW depressing that a former archbishop supports so-called ‘assisted dying’.

The unpleasant fact is that in all the places where this has been legalised, from Belgium to Washington State, the number of people seeking ‘assisted dying’ continues to rise.

Once the genie is out of the lamp, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to put it back in.

PETER NEWTON, Heston, Middlesex.

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