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Assisted death is not a right but a privilege

I would have to contradict the statement heading Dr Cooper's article 'An assisted death is a right for all'.

Too many things are claimed as a 'right', when in fact they are only a privilege brought about by membership of a society.

It is a logistic tautology to insist that anyone can be entitled to have any 'right' where that right includes or implies a necessity for co-operation by any other person. This is not a right - rather it should be seen as a conditional privilege.

From Dr David Church, Machynlleth, Mid Wales

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