Medics back assisted suicide

The practising and retired medics will lobby MSPs considering the change put forward by veteran politician Margo MacDonald, who died in April.

It is the second attempt to pass an Assisted Suicide Bill at the Scottish Parliament. The group, Doctors for Assisted Suicide (DAS), set out their views to Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee. Secretary Dr Gillian MacDougall said: “We hope that the launch of DAS will encourage people in the medical professions across Scotland to get involved in this important debate for our profession, reports The Herald

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