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 arse wiped by someone else, whoever they are, isn’t very dignified and that is one of the aspects of my own future I don’t look forward to. What we need in help with living and with dying is humanity, kindness and, certainly for me, humour.
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham