Suicide Law serves Educative-Preventive Role and more

To: [email protected] Ministry of Home Affairs This letter co-authored to provide philosophical understanding on the importance of a law like S309, and scientifically-based, mental health statistics on suicide, to help readers make sense of the possible implications of removing the suicide law, S309. To keep this piece readable, the philosophical arguments make up our main text, and the scientifically-based comments are indented. Readers could read the main text (shorter version) first for a basic understanding, then decide if they want to delve into the indented text for further substantiation. <To join as signatory - click here>   Keep S309 to Educate, Prevent Every Preventable Suicide; Treat Every Survivor We refer to the Penal Code Review Committee’s (PCRC) recommendations on the decriminalisation of atempted suicide, reported in The Straits Times: Punishment not the answer for people attempting suicide; Sept 9.1 The article also contains a video featuring Minister Shanmugam’s comments on why he thinks the suicide law S309 should be repealed. We understand the intention that no one wants...
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