Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Margo MacDonald’s End of Life Assistance Bill or legalised killing of the disabled by the state shows that Holyrood needs a recall system for MSP’s

Dear All

One of the most disgusting pieces of legislation that has ever gone through Holyrood for consideration is Margo MacDonald’s End of Life Assistance Bill.

Margo McDonald has Parkinson's disease which is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills, speech, and other functions; she has a vested interest in this bill.

Some people who are dying want to be remember, she obviously wants a legacy.

But it is the wrong legacy.

She is trying to promote the myth that there is something normal in legalised killing by the state of the disabled.

This bill is a low point in a series of many lows for the Holyrood Parliament.

I would have no hesitation throwing her arse out into the street along with her bill; this shows that Holyrood needs a system of recall for MSP’s.

The fight against this bill has now been taken up by Disabled campaigners who will demonstrate today at the Scottish Parliament.

How any MSP can sit in a room and debate the legalised killing of the disabled is a disgrace.

Inclusion Scotland argues this bill is discriminatory against disabled people and they are quite right, it also flies in the face of government policies on independent living.

This bill is really saying that disabled people are of less value than those who are able bodied.

Next year the people of Scotland will have the opportunity not to return Margo McDonald to Holyrood, they should take this opportunity.

If she wants to die then she get on with it, politics is about raising the standards and quality of life for the people.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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