Dear Editor, I will be joining hundreds of others in lobbying Parliament on July 4 with Dignity in Dying because I believe that the law should change to allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice of an assisted death if their suffering has become unbearable.
I feel very strongly about this because it is inappropriate in this day and age that Britons are still having to travel abroad to die or, worse, take matters into their own hands.
Dying people are suffering against their wishes and we should be doing what we can to help them.
I have not come to this view lightly and have given it much thought. My thinking that has come from the experience gained from working for 40years in the NHS.
I have also had the experience of being a patient with major illness and cared for my husband who had also worked long years in the NHS and died following complications for treatment of cancer.
We have no choice over how we come into this world but surely we should have the choice to go out with dignity.
Grace Jamieson, Moseley,