Saturday 20 November 2010

People in Scotland should urge MSPs to follow committee's rejection of assisted suicide bill

Last week a committee of the Scottish Parliament recommended that the parliament reject Margo Macdonald's bill to allow assisted suicide. The Scottish Catholic Media Office (SCMO) says that the committee's report
"comes down firmly on the side of protecting the interests of society rather than allowing the notion of personal autonomy to be stretched to permit assisted suicide and euthanasia."
The bill will now be debated by the whole parliament next Thursday 25 November. It is vital that people in Scotlant contact their Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to urge them to read the committee's report and accept the committee's recommendation to reject the bill.

The Southern Cross Bioethics Institute (SCBI) has produced a briefing on behalf of SPUC which explains why the bill and assisted suicide/euthanasia are wrong. People in Scotland may wish to use the briefing when writing to their MSPs.

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