2017 Letters to the editor stock

What Leigh Morris' Sunday Forum column calls "dignity" is really fear, confusion and lovelessness disguised.

Humans have an inherently greater dignity than animals. No matter her physical condition or prognosis, I would not equate a lady with a female dog. Unlike animals, humans are the only creatures able to commit suicide, which is itself an undignified, cowardly and loveless act. Being able to involve others in the work of this only makes it deceptively easy for some and subtly demoralizes those cooperating. It counters the idea we should value another person's existence and well-being, which is necessary for any healthy society.

Money and another person's ability to please others are reasons the author advocates for assisted suicide. I wouldn't want people capable of measuring human life by such standards authorized to make such determinations or laws, much less directly assisting in the murder itself.

Craig Meissner, Crete

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