Assisted suicide defeated in Ireland, again

The advocacy group Hope Ireland called the news a “significant victory.” The organization said that a majority of individual medical submissions to legislators considering the bill were against it. The Committee on Justice this month issued a “Report on Scrutiny of the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020.” It noted that: “A point that was repeated frequently throughout submissions in all categories was concern that this Bill could result in abuse of the sick and vulnerable, who may perceive themselves to be a burden on their family and feel pressured into opting for assisted dying.”