Letters to the Editor

Don’t protest an act of mercy

I keep reading about the assisted death legislation and wondering why anyone would oppose a law that could conceivably bring some kind of comfort to pain-stricken, dying patients.

We can sit here and say whatever we want against it but unless we were in a position to have to even contemplate such a choice we have no right to judge.

How does anyone know, who is not terminally ill, how it would feel to be in such horrific pain that life would be intolerable? And what about loved ones who are witnessing someone they care for dying in such a way?

We need to stop and think about this before we protest an act of mercy that is clearly a decision to be made only by the person suffering through a devastating illness.

I applaud California for making this a possibility for those truly in need of it.

Melodee Bolton, Clovis