Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scots Disability Groups Continue Opposition To Assisted suicide

The disability groups are keeping up their pressure against possible legalization of assisted suicide. Good for them, because, indeed, they would be one of the first groups susceptible to medicalized killing.
Disability group warns suicide bill 'wrong way'
Disability campaigners yesterday warned MSPs that proposals to legalise assisted suicide will make "death a better choice". They told a special Holyrood committee set up to look into Independent MSP Margo MacDonald's bill that it would take Scotland down the "wrong route".
Ms MacDonald, who has Parkinson's disease, wants to change the law that leaves Scots open to prosecution for culpable homicide. But Pam Duncan of the disability group Inclusion Scotland hit out at the proposal.
She said parliament and local council body Cosla had signed up to a "vision for Scotland" to give disabled people more control over their lives. "That requires that we set up structures to support that - not that we make death a better choice. more

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