TFN poll: should assisted suicide be made legal?
Should assisted suicide be made legal?
Poll results (total votes: 1345)
The Scottish Parliament’s health committee is due to take evidence on the assisted suicide bill, which will go before MSPs.
The bill, if it becomes law, would allow people with terminal or life-shortening illnesses to obtain assistance in ending their own life.
It will also ensure that the individual has made his or her own informed decision to end his or her life and has had the opportunity to reflect at key stages before moving forward.
However critics say it would put pressure on vulnerable people to end their lives for fear of being a financial, emotional or care burden upon others.
The bill was brought forward by former MSP Margo MacDonald, who died in April last year after suffering with Parkinson's disease.
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