The Scottish Parliamentary committee looking into the euthanasia bill proposed by Scottish Independent MP, Margo MacDonald, has ruled ‘no case made for law change’ on euthanasia and assisted suicide, yesterday (18th November 2010).
A number of Senators have now spoken to Bob Brown’s Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill — some for, some against as we might expect.
Canadian Medical Association Journal May 17, 2010
Comment: The results are determined by reports from physicians responding to a questionnaire concerning specific deaths. 32% of euthanasia deaths were done without explicit request or consent.
US pro-euthanasia group ‘Death with Dignity’ has boldly flagged it’s next campaign focus on the State of Vermont. New Governor-elect, Pete Shumlin is claimed by the group to be clearly pro-euthanasia.
Disability and Health Journal Jan, 2010
Comment: DHJ devoted an entire journal to disability issues
British Medical Journal Oct 5, 2010
Comment: Determines that 47.2% of all euthanasia deaths were not reported.
Michigan Law Review Nov, 2008
Comment: Looks at Oregon’s assisted suicide laws and questions the efficacy of safeguards.