Press release: “Put simply, it’s impossible to have a safe system of medicalised killing and MSPs should reject” assisted suicide proposals.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Campaigners against Assisted Suicide proposals for Scotland say the proposed Bill will put vulnerable people at risk.
The warning comes as Bake Off judge Prue Leith visits Holyrood to speak at a meeting called in support of the legislation.
Dr Gordon Macdonald, chief executive of Care Not Killing, the campaign group spearheading opposition to the Members' Bill backed by LibDem MSP Liam McArthur said in advance of the meeting:
"The legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia will put many vulnerable people at risk of abuse and coercion.
"Prue Leith herself recognised at the end of her recent TV documentary (Prue and Danny's Death Road Trip) with her son, Danny Kruger MP, that she was conflicted by what she saw in Canada and how people are being killed owing to social factors such as poverty, loneliness and not getting the care they need.
"Put simply, it's impossible to have a safe system of medicalised killing and MSPs should reject Liam McArthur's dangerous and discriminatory proposals."