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Control freaks have no right to this power
11:47am Friday 7th September 2012 in Your Letters
COLIN Baker (BFP 24/8) is right, there ought to be a way to let people who so wish to end their lives simply and with dignity.
Is there any other legal activity for which giving assistance is illegal?
Perhaps this is just another example of the irrational legislation that has been permeating our legal systems for decades.
Maybe it is only attempting suicide that is not illegal but succeeding still is and as we no longer convict corpses, the legal system has to be appeased by finding someone else to prosecute.
The chances of changing the law to permit voluntary euthanasia are slim when for some reason we have to appease the people in the anti lobby who must be the ultimate in control freaks. People who demand that we must seek their permission for when we may die, what we may die from and that we should endure for however long whatever the degree of suffering they deem we ought.
What gives these control freaks the idea that they ought to have this power and why anybody should take the slightest notice of them is completely beyond comprehension.
P.D Somerville, Coningsby Road, High Wycombe