Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MacDonald claims that most Scots support assisted suicide

Margo MacDonald an Independent Lothian MSP in the Scottish parliament claims that a majority of Scots support assisted suicide.

MacDonald, who has Parkinson's Disease, has declared her wish to die if her condition becomes intolerable. She has indicated that she wishes to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Jeremy Purvis, a Liberal Democrat MSP, introduced a "Right to Die" bill in the last parliament that was defeated.

MacDonald has indicated her intention of introducing another attempt to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Scotland and claims that support for such a bill is dependent on the language of the bill.

MacDonald said: "Every indication I have is there is majority support for the principle.

Once again, another euthanasia campaigner who is more concerned about their personal wishes than the common good of their nation.

MacDonald, like Booth Gardner in Washington State, is interested in legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide based on their own personal fears of living with a disability.

MacDonald and Gardner both have the same non-terminal Parkinson's Disease. Both are seeking euthanasia and assisted suicide for people who are not terminally ill.

Maybe Macdonald and Gardner should speak to leaders of the disability community to inquire whether they support euthanasia or assisted. They would probably indicate that euthanasia and assisted suicide represents a direct threat to the lives of people with disabilities.

They would may also explain how negative attitudes toward people with disabilities have become so ingrained within our culture that living with a disability is viewed as being worse than death.

The article in the Scotman:

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