Following the Scottish Parliamentary Inquiry that firmly rejected Independent MSP Margo MacDonald’s End of Life Assistance Bill, the parliament itself has voted down the proposal by a whopping 85 to 16 (two abstentions).
After thwarting some fairly serious attempts to discredit me personally and HOPE by association in the days following the victory in the SA parliament, I couldn’t help but see the ‘lighter side’ of an attempted smear on the letters page of the local newspaper.
Last evening (24th November) the South Australian Parliament’s upper house debated the latest euthanasia bill from Greens MLC, Mark Parnell.
At the State Election in March of this year changes in personnel in the upper house appeared to have turned that chamber decidedly pro-euthanasia. However, last night common sense prevailed yet again as the bill was defeated at the second reading ‘on the voices’.
The Parnell Bill was defeated in the SA Upper House last night. Debates on other three bills to continue in New Year.
Twists and turns: At the eleventh hour in the SA euthanasia debates the Health Minister the Hon John Hill MP has entered the fray today claiming that the Parnell/Key model of legislation is “flawed”, “clunky”, “bureaucratic” and difficult to implement.
Only 24 hours before the Parnell Bill is set for debate in the SA Upper House, John Hill casts doubts upon effectiveness of Parnell Bill.
WA, Adjunct Lecturer, Dr. Erik Leipoldt PhD has provided a clear voice for people living with disabilities. This is a MUST READ for every politician.