200+ medics warn Scottish Health Secretary over assisted suicideAssisted Suicide
More than 200 medical professionals in Scotland have written to Health Secretary Humza Yousaf to raise concerns over assisted suicide.
A letter organised by doctors' group Our Duty Of Care signed by David Galloway, former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, palliative medicine expert Professor Marie Fallon, and dozens of other doctors from various specialties, warns that assisted suicide would undermine the safety and wellbeing of patients.
The medics state that they "will not take patients’ lives- even if they ask us to", and urge Mr Yousaf not to support a change in the law "for the sake of us all". Read the full text of the letter below.