July 27, 2017
Last week Noel Conway, a man with MND, stated his case seeking assisted suicide. This video has a good discussion of the issues surrounding the legalisation of assisted suicide. The main concern is that “It will place under pressure vulnerable people to end their lives out of fear of being a burden on the state or to carers, and it opens the door to exploitation and abuse”
May 19, 2017
An MS patient in Inverness has deferred his plans to end his life at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, after another MS patient contacted him and encouraged him to seek more support. This contact and support has given him a new optimism about life.
A video about this story can be viewed on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39940143
We believe in the value of every human life. This story shows what a positive difference personal contact and support from each one of us can have on another person’s life when they are struggling.