Assisted suicide laws prevent dignified end

With reference to your report by Richard Morris, ‘Pensioner to visit Swiss suicide clinic’ (Herald, September 9):

It is very sad that a 91-year-old lady living in Eastbourne finds it necessary to travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide.

If she feels her quality of life is so poor, she ought to be able to have a peaceful end to her life in this country, but the law does not permit assisted suicide.

Dignity in Dying campaigns for a change in the law, to make it possible for people to end their lives with dignity.

We want the law changed so that, with suitable safeguards, people would be able to do this and not be prevented by a religious minority in Parliament who make this impossible at present.

Dorothy Forsyth

Meads Road