Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Assisted Suicide & the Value of Human Life

Margo MacDonald will be presenting to Parliament a Bill in draft form to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland. She has been a long campaigner for this issue and managed to secure the necessary support to prepare the Bill in draft form. Lord Advocate the Rt Hon Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC stated that legal guidelines on assisted suicide will not be prepared in Scotland despite of announcements on the law south of the border. "It is important to recognise the different legal landscape in Scotland, where involvement in a suicide might amount to homicide, as well as a different system of public prosecution". She said that any change in the law should “properly be a matter for the Parliament”. We are against a change in this law.


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