Care not Killing – Press Release: Broad Opposition to Scottish Bill: March 2024

Care not Killing – Press Release: Broad Opposition to Scottish Bill: March 2024

Care not Killing in their recent press release concerning the launch of proposed assisted suicide legislation at Holyrood, set out the broad opposition to this bill that currently exists. Criticism has come from a broad cross-section of society ranging from the medical community and health care professionals to disability and human rights groups and numerous faith groups. This is the third attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland following two failed Bills in 2010 when MSPs voted 85-16 against and again in 2015 when the vote was 82-36 against. And there has been widespread opposition to the latest proposal. Influential medical and healthcare professionals including Our Duty of Care (ODOC); the British Islamic Medical Association; and Professor David Galloway a former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow have been joined by disability and inclusive groups. The Better Way Campaign, Disability Equality Scotland, Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living, Glasgow Disability Alliance and Inclusion Scotland all oppose the Bill. And they’ve been backed by faith and other groups including Humanists Against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (HAASE). See full article here: https://www.carenotkilling.org.uk/press-releases/press-release-broad-opposition-to-scottish-bill/