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Liam McArthur MSP has launched proposals for a new Assisted Dying Bill in the Scottish Parliament. The proposed Bill seeks to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent Scots – because endings matter. The first stage of a Private Members Bill in the Scottish Parliament is a public consultation where anyone who is interested in the Bill can have their say.

It is vital as many people from across the UK respond – you do not have to live in Scotland. Anti choice campaigners Care Not Killing, the Christian Institute, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and the Catholic Parliamentary Office have urged their thousands of members – UK wide – to respond to the consultation. We need your support to back a more compassionate law.

The public consultation is a vital opportunity to back law change and make clear to the Scottish Parliament that assisted dying is:

The single most important thing you can do at this stage of the campaign is respond to the consultation.

We only need you to answer the first two questions (after your details in Section 1) in the section called “Your views on the proposal”.


It’s really important that your response is personalised and in your own words. Any identical template responses received from campaign groups will be recorded as a single response. It also helps to show how much legalising assisted dying means to you and the difference that it would make to people across the country.

It is so important that law makers know the impact of the current blanket ban on assisted dying and how many people support a change in the law. In your own words it would be helpful to tell them:


If you have any questions about the consultation while you’re filling it in, do contact us at

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your support for the new Assisted Dying Bill in Scotland is vital. Together we can help rewrite the law on assisted dying .