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Pro-life group consider SNP role around “suicide for the English”

22 July 2015


Nicola Sturgeon is the leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland

The Times has reported that Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, may allow her MPs to vote on the Rob Marris Assisted Dying Bill.

The Times describes this as part of a "war of attrition" over the way Scottish MPs in Westminster are treated by the UK government. Commenting, Paul Tully, SPUC General Secretary said: "The proposed law aims to allow doctors to give lethal doses so that their patients can kill themselves. The SNP numbers are significant and if they vote it could be important to the outcome of the bill.

"We know that Nicola Sturgeon personally opposed assisted suicide in Scotland and permitted a free vote for her party. It is most improbable that she would impose a party line at Westminster. We remain hopeful that MPs will oppose a law which would threaten the sick, disabled and elderly." [Times (paper edition), 15 July]

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