Catholics urged to help prevent assisted suicide in Scotland
Catholics are being urged to sign a petition to stop plans to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland.
Care Not Killing (CNK), supported by the Catholic Parliamentary Office, has launched the petition to show how strong the level of resistance is in Scotland against Liam McArthur MSP’s proposed assisted suicide Bill.
The bill risks undermining the provision of palliative care and undermining efforts to prevent suicide.
It will make the most vulnerable people, including the elderly and disabled, feel like a burden and its safeguards will prove futile. Every jurisdiction where assisted suicide or euthanasia has been legalised has witnessed an extension of the law beyond its original intention. A petition has already been lodged at the Scottish Parliament calling on MSPs to amend Mr McArthur’s Bill, which hasn’t even been published yet, to include people with mental illness.
Further information from Catholics urged to help prevent assisted suicide in Scotland – Catholic Parliamentary Office (rcpolitics.org). There is a link to sign the petition on this website.