By Wesley Smith
So much for “aid in dying” as a “medical treatment.”
In Scotland, a bill is pending to authorize anyone-assisted suicides. From the honestly named–as opposed to US proposals--”Scottish Assisted Suicide Bill:”
No criminal liability for assisting suicide (1) It is not a crime (of any kind) to assist a person to commit suicide.
That basically means anyone can assist.
The person who wants to die has to be age 16 or higher, have two doctors state that he or she has a terminal or “life-shortening” illness–which,when you think about it, could be almost anything:
(5) The kind of illness or condition referred to in subsection (4)(a) is—(a) an illness that is, for the person, either terminal or life-shortening, or (b) a condition that is,;for the person, progressive and either terminal or life-shortening.
That’s a wide enough gap to drive a hearse through.