A blog launched on the 41st anniversary of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the first pro-life organisation in the world, established on 11 January 1967. I wrote this blog in my role as SPUC's chief executive, commenting on pro-life news, reflecting on pro-life issues and promoting SPUC's work. I retired from my post on 31st August 2021 and will therefore be adding no further posts.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Vulnerable people threatened by Labour MP's suicide proposal
A similar proposal was defeated on 27th May 2015 in the Scottish Parliament.
Commenting on the Mr Marris's decision, John Deighan, of SPUC Scotland, said:
"We are disturbed that Rob Marris MP has chosen to prioritise the issue of assisted suicide. When properly examined assisted suicide is revealed as a grave danger to the vulnerable and disabled. It is not possible to safeguard effectively against coercion, and the so-called right to die easily becomes a duty to die. Establishing laws which endorse the view that some people are better off dead creates a regime which endangers the weakest members of society. We should maintain equal protection for the rights of those who are vulnerable.
"For reasons such as these Scottish politicians recently rejected assisted suicide proposals in considerable numbers. We call on Members of Parliament to do likewise with this proposal," concluded Mr Deighan.
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