The Assisted Suicide Bill certainly does not allow death on demand

The bill makes it very clear that assisted suicide can only be utilised by competent, mentally well patients; the preliminary declaration has to be witnessed by two independent individuals and is designed to ensure there is no evidence of coercion of the vulnerable.

There subsequently has to be a total of four medical consultations that agree that it is a reasonable action to be taken. This is therefore not death on demand as suggested by Rev McDonald, writes Gillian McDougall of Doctors for Assisted Suicide in The Herald


Take action now

Sign our petition

Sign our petition to end unelected religious representatives on education committees.

Sign today.

Learn more

Read Our Blog

Humanitie Blog

Humanitie is the platform for thought, comment and analysis for HSS.

Bringing you thought-provoking articles on Humanist issues.

Learn more

New Pod- cast

Available now!

Have you heard we’ve started podcasting?!

You can listen to the first episode, plus two special editions now.

Learn more