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UK: Protest against Scottish assisted suicide Bill

Posted 04/10-10 at 23.50

Members of Inclusion Scotland say Margo Macdonald's End of Life Bill, that would make it legal for doctors to assist those who wish to die, discriminates against disabled people and contradicts the independent living agenda. They were protesting o ...

UK: Disabled woman fights off ‘mercy killing’ husband

Posted 19/07-10 at 10.34

John Millar, 67, from Edinburgh has been jailed for four and a half years for the attempted murder of his disabled wife Phyllis. He claimed he wanted to end her suffering when he tried to smother her with a pillow. When questioned by the police, M ...

USA: Battle against physician-assisted suicide highlights dangers for disabled people

Posted 27/05-10 at 18.31

Two Connecticut doctors, Gary Blick and Ron Levine, supported by Compassion and Choices, an euthanasia pressure group, are suing the State of Connecticut in order to legalise physician-assisted suicide. Opposition has come from Not Dead Yet, indiv ...

UK: Prime Minister speaks out against assisted suicide

Posted 25/02-10 at 15.55

The British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, became one of the highest profile people to reject the idea of changing the law to allow ‘assisted suicide". In an article in the Daily Telegraph, he wrote, ‘... death as an option and an entitlement, ...

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