The Catholic Church in Scotland has restated its opposition to a new attempt to legalise assisted suicide.
While the church together with a wide range of other organisations supports the Care Not Killing group it has separately criticised the prospect of another consultation on the subject.
Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, said: "This is the third time in little over a decade that the Scottish Parliament has been asked to legalise assisted suicide.
"Despite the underlying arguments not having changed we are once again being confronted with the frightening proposal that doctors be legally permitted to help patients kill themselves by providing them with a lethal cocktail of drugs.”
Pressure on vulnerable people
He added: “Over the last eighteen months society has been reoriented to protect the most ill and vulnerable in response to the pandemic.
- Read the briefing on assisted suicide here.
- The Archdiocese is hosting an event with Dr Gillian Wright titled 'Dying Well: How quality palliative care is the alternative to assisted suicide'. It takes place on Zoom (webinar) at 7:45pm on Tuesday 5 October. Register now at: bit.ly/DyingWellEvent