Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Assisted Suicide Against Scottish Values - Absolutely!!

This is a good piece that lays out the basic for and against arguments around assisted suicide. The Scottish author concludes that legalized assisted suicide is not the way to go.
Debate is a matter of life or death for scots
Published Date: 06 July 2010 Margo MacDonald's bid to legalise assisted dying in Scotland has reignited the debate on euthanasia. Here supporter Libby Wilson and critic Dr Rosemary Barrett debate the proposals being put before MSPs.
. . . Finally, euthanasia is not consistent with historic Scottish values. We must remember that the actions of a few profoundly affect many others. The legalisation of euthanasia would betray our Scottish values by acting in the interest of only a small segment of society.
Passing the Bill would clash with our historic standards of caring for the whole of society, not simply submitting to a vocal and influential few. more

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