Thursday, September 23, 2010

First They Came For People With Disabilities. . .

Good. Disability advocates have succeeded in getting the proposed Scottish assisted suicide bill to drop provisions that it applies to people with disabilities. Gee, why was it there in the first place? Could it be that we’re (again) trying to kill off those who are different. Nah, couldn’t possibly be, could it?
MSP drops disabled clause from assisted suicide bill
A proposal to allow disabled people in Scotland to kill themselves is set to be dropped following pressure from disability campaigners.
Bill Scott, Policy Officer at the campaign group Inclusion Scotland, welcomed the decision, saying: “That clause was dangerous, particularly at a time of cutbacks, to say to people you can’t live independently but you can apply for state-assisted suicide as if it’s a way out. more

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