Scottish Assisted Suicide Bill gets short shrift from MSPs

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Patrick Harvie’s Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill has been defeated in a free vote by 82 votes to 36 in the Scottish Parliament. The …

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Deeply flawed assisted suicide bill must be rejected by Scottish Parliament at the earliest opportunity

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. A report by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) criticizing the proposed assisted suicide Bill before Holyrood has been welcomed by campaigners opposing …

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Director of Public Prosecutions faces new legal challenge for ‘clarifying’ guidelines on prosecutions for assisted suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Being behind the “paywall” means a reader has to pay to read the story which appeared in the Sunday Times. Perhaps surprisingly, the …

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Bruce Forsyth’s recent pronouncements on assisted suicide are seriously misguided

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Celebrity entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has called for the legalisation of assisted suicide after watching his ex-wife succumb to dementia. His first wife, …

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The Nazi holocaust—let’s not forget the lessons of history and the leading role doctors played

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Last week saw two significant anniversaries that have revived memories of the Second World War, and in particular what Britain was spared …

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Lord Falconer’s phony war continues

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill reached Committee Stage in the House of Lords on Friday November 7. It seeks to legalise assisted …

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Lord Falconer’s “Assisted Dying Bill” draws opposition across the political spectrum

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ seeks to legalise assisted suicide (but not euthanasia) for mentally competent adults (older than 18) with less …

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Elderly pro-euthanasia campaigner starves herself to death in high-profile attempt to advance her cause

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. A long-term pro-euthanasia campaigner has starved herself to death over five weeks because she could not have her life ended legally. Jean …

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The DPP needs to explain to Parliament why she has effectively decriminalised physician assisted suicide

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. In an astounding about face for the Crown Prosecution Service , the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Alison Saunders, has rewritten her …

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Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands continue their relentless rise

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The “Falconer bill” mentioned in the last sentence is an “assisted dying” proposal introduced by Lord Falconer. According to Dutch media reports …

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Why are the British Home Secretary and Metropolitan Police allowing this man to operate in Britain?

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Notorious Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been in the news again. Last week, it was reported that his organisation Exit International was …

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A deadly conflict of interest: why euthanasia in Belgium is so out of control

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. It is widely acknowledged that euthanasia is out of control in Belgium: a 500% increase in cases in ten years; one …

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