Should we have the right to choose death?

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10th March 2014 by Paul Cardwell 1 Comment

Should we have the right to choose how and when we die?

Poll results (total votes: 140)

Should we have the right to choose how and when we die?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
119
Ratio:
85%
Answer:
No
Votes:
21
Ratio:
15%

A group of 11 doctors including a surgeon and professor of neurology have spoken in support of a proposed law that would legalise assisted suicide.

The medical professionals said they believed the bill proposed by the late MSP Margo MacDonald would add to the palliative care on offer in Scotland and has sufficient safeguards to protect the vulnerable.

It would only apply to those who are terminally ill or who are suffering from deteriorating progressive conditions.

A similar bill was rejected in 2010 but MacDonald proposed the new bill, which will now be taken forward by Green MSP Patrick Harvie, saying she thought people’s views had changed on the issue. Do you agree? Is it the ultimate human right to decide when enough is enough or would doctors be better investing their time in finding ways to make those affected more comfortable?

15th July 2014 by Margaret

It is my strong belief that, whatever it is called, I shoul have the right to decide when to go. I m aware of friends that would not been kept alive if they were an animal on cruelty grounds.