By Michael Cook A bill which would legalize assisted suicide in Scotland contains “significant flaws,” according to a parliamentary committee. Although most of the committee opposes the principle of the bill, they have decided to allow it to pass to the whole Scottish Parliament for a final decision. The bill was introduced by former MSP …Continue reading "Scotland’s assisted suicide bill whacked by committee"
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 …Continue reading "Deeply flawed assisted suicide bill must be rejected by Scottish Parliament at the earliest opportunity"
By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The BBC reported that the Care Not Killing (CNK) in Scotland has launched an online petition calling on MSPs [Members of the Scottish Parliament] to reject a bill that would allow people to end their life by assisted suicide. This bill represents the second attempt …Continue reading "Scotland: Assisted suicide plan ‘unethical and uncontrollable’"
If assisted suicide proposals lead so quickly to calls for children to be considered for assisted suicide, then who could possibly be fully safe under such a regime? By Paul Russell, Founder, Hope Australia Editor’s note. MSPs refers to Members of the Scottish Parliament. Peter Kearney is director of the Catholic Media Office. The …Continue reading "Assisted suicide bill, Scotland, access for children again in the spotlight"
By Dave Andrusko In June NRL News Today ran a story about what can only be described as a bizarre recommendation. A coalition of what are called children’s charities in Scotland actually recommended that the age of consent to ask for assisted suicide—16—was too high. Submitted under the collective name “Together,” groups that are …Continue reading "“Children’s Advocates” in Scotland ask that any assisted suicide legislation include children"
Editor’s note. Care Not Killing is a UK-based alliance of individuals and organizations which brings together disability and human rights groups, healthcare providers, and faith-based bodies to ensure that existing laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are not weakened or repealed. The Nicklinson case reference below is about euthanasia. Tony Nicklinson wants his doctors …Continue reading "June 2014 Update on euthanasia and assisted suicide from Care Not Killing"
By Wesley J. Smith I have discussed the assisted suicide legislation pending in Scotland that would authorize trained ”facilitators” to help people kill themselves. Well, we have volunteers! From the STV story: “At least 25 people have volunteered to help people end their lives if assisted suicide is legalised in Scotland… “Facilitators, who must …Continue reading "Scot Volunteers Ready to Help Commit Suicides"
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. An opinion piece in The Guardian on Saturday by the Editor of the Daily Mail in Scotland, Kevin McKenna, provides a …Continue reading "A catalogue of reasons why Margo Macdonald’s Assisted Suicide Bill should be rejected"
By Wesley J. Smith This is completely nuts! The new assisted suicide legalization bill in Scotland is so wild that it would create the new profession of ”licensed suicide facilitator!” From the SP Bill 40: Licensing of facilitators (1) The Scottish Ministers may, by order, appoint— (a) a person or a body, association or group …Continue reading "Scot Bill Creates “Suicide Facilitator” Profession"
Margo Macdonald MSP [Member of the Scottish Parliament] has launched her new assisted suicide bill in Scotland. The Scottish government has said it does not support a change in the law and the British Medical Association (BMA) has in response reiterated its opposition to assisted suicide. The bill comes the day after the launch of …Continue reading "Care Not Killing responds to the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill"
On Thursday Margo Macdonald MSP launched her new assisted suicide bill in Scotland. The Scottish government has said it does not support a change in the law and the British Medical Association (BMA) has in response reiterated its opposition to assisted suicide. The bill comes the day after the launch of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition …Continue reading "Care Not Killing responds to the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a …Continue reading "Glasgow health board again tries to force midwives to supervise abortions"