Dr Gordon Macdonald, the CEO of the Care Not Killing Alliance comments on Scotland’s “assisted dying” bill.
We at Care Not Killing have a lot of concerns about this.
We have seen, with the COVID pandemic how elderly people and disabled people have suffered more than others. How they haven’t received the same care as other people have received in many cases, how there has been a disproportionate number of disabled people who have died as a result of COVID, how do not resuscitate orders were placed on people without their consent or their knowledge. The government have been very clear that the policy on do not resuscitate orders wasn’t that it should be applied in a blanket way and it is almost certainly a breach of human rights and yet it happened.