“A vote for life and dignity, not for death”

Philippa Whitford | 12 September 2015
The speech by a Scottish MP which changed minds and hearts about assisted suicide.

Six countries, six defeats

Peter Saunders | 08 February 2011
The pace of rejection of euthanasia is exceeded only by the frenetic rate at which its supporters are desperately bringing forward new bills.

Assisted suicide fails in Scotland’s parliament

Michael Cook | 02 December 2010
Scotland’s Parliament has overwhelmingly defeated a bill which would have legalised assisted suicide for the terminally ill. The final result was 85 votes to 16 with two abstentions.

Blow for assisted suicide campaign in Scottish Parliament

Michael Cook | 19 November 2010
A committee of Scotland’s Parliament has recommended by a vote of 5 to 1 that a bill to legalise assisted suicide be thrown out. Under the bill, terminally ill people over 16 would have the right to kill themselves with the help of a doctor.

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