Defeat of the Marris Assisted Dying Bill – some reflections on how MPs voted

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post written by Dr. Peter Saunders. 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. The Assisted Dying (No 2) Bill of Labour MP Rob Marris was the eleventh attempt in …

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“A vote for life and dignity, not for death”

By Philippa Whitford Perhaps the most effective speech in Friday day’s debate in the British House of Commons about assisted dying came from Dr Philippa Whitford, an MP for the Scottish National Party. She spoke after many years of experience as a specialist breast cancer surgeon. Here are some excerpts. ______________________________________ I believe that this …

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Britain’s law on assisted suicide is not ‘broken’ and does not need ‘fixing’

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. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at pjsaunders.blogspot.com. On Friday September 11, Members of Parliament will vote on the Assisted Dying …

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British Government abortion guidance weak and fails to uphold law

  Editor’s note. Last week NRL News Today wrote a post titled, “British Health Secretary to issue guidelines clarifying that sex-selection abortions are illegal.” To put it mildly the British pro-life organization SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) was not impressed with the government’s action. The Department of Health last week issued guidance …

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British Health Secretary is probing allegations of child euthanasia

  By Dave Andrusko Back in February British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he would investigate allegations by a retired doctor that sick children were being euthanized. That charge by Michael Irwin came literally hours after the Belgian legislature voted to make the country became the first nation in the world to legalize euthanizing children. …

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Guardian health editor jumps onto suicide promotion bandwagon

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. The Guardian has run the story of a man with motor neurone disease who wants to end his life. Paul Chamberlain, 66, …

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