By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
The Herald newspaper in Scotland is reporting that experts are warning that the assisted suicide bill that is being debated in the Scottish parliament would undermine efforts to prevent suicide.
The Herald reported that:
A law that would legalise assisted suicide is facing growing opposition, as academics and ethicists raised fresh concerns that it would lead to the elderly being put under pressure to kill themselves.
Figures within the medical profession have also raised new concerns that if the Bill currently making its way through Holyrood passes, it would undermine efforts to reduce suicides generally and open the door to euthanasia.
The article continued by quoting from the experts who submissions to the Scottish Health Committee on the assisted dying bill.