Doctors reject claim most back assisted suicide

In a letter in The Herald 44 clinicians, all from NHS Highland, branded the assertion disgraceful and said research had shown most were opposed to assisted suicide, with the position endorsed by several bodies representing medical professionals.

Ms MacDonald defended her stance, saying that only 5% of members of the Royal College Of General Practitioners had taken part in a survey on assisted suicide that found a majority opposed a law change and that, in a consultation to her Bill, several organisations had adopted a neutral stance given that some of their members strongly supported assisted suicide. Full story in The Herald

 

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