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Assisted suicide proposals suggest ‘some lives are no longer worth living’

Legalising assisted suicide “risks sending a message that some lives are no longer worth living”, it has been warned.

Writing in The Scotsman, Michael Veitch, Parliamentary Officer of Christian advocacy group CARE for Scotland, suggested proposals to legalise assisted suicide run contrary to the care for the sick and the vulnerable shown during the pandemic.

He said it had been “one of the most heartening aspects” of the national response to Covid to see the “razor-sharp focus on reducing and preventing death, prioritising the protection of those most vulnerable to death or serious illness, namely the sick and elderly”.

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