Treat loved ones at least as well as pets

I do not predict an everlasting hell (or worse) for those favouring a terminally ill individual’s right to ask help in dying.

Unlike the two writers in your Jan. 12 letters section, I do not  predict an everlasting hell (or worse) for those favouring a terminally ill individual’s right to ask help in dying. Unlike them, my beliefs are easily articulated: if sufferers are of sound mind and face a future of increasingly unbearable pain, it should be their right to ask for help in ending their life.

No doctors will be forced to unwillingly aid them; there are many who have witnessed enough trauma who support the proposed legislation. Having sat by my cancer-riddled mother’s bedside as she begged for help to “end it” and also having lived with a husband who was given the dreaded diagnosis of advanced ALS, I suggest that we treat our fellow humans with the same dignity given our beloved pets.

Bernice HathawayParksville

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