Why is it then that those supporting euthanasia and assisted suicide seem so confident that their supposed safeguards will work?
How a decision of caucus to proceed can be seen as being separate from the wheels of government is beyond me.
Considering the fact that there is essentially no oversight of the assisted suicide law, how can people be considered safe when the assisted suicide lobby also runs the assisted suicide law?
Hiding the essence of the program in sacarine sweet euphemisms and then denying any relationship at all to the actual outcome is contemptuous of the New South Wales Parliament and the good people of that state.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide have an inbuilt message that some lives are not worth living. Parris, Marsh and the generally poor attitude towards our elders do much the same thing.
The primary reason given by patients concerned the loss of autonomy – and not the unbearable pain that was conveniently sold to us from the beginning.
It is precisely this existential suffering and not pain that informs these decisions. These matters, perhaps even more than pain itself, can be dealt with in less drastic ways.