On December 13, the government announced that it was initiating studies onto 'requests by mature minors, advance requests, and requests where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition.'
"Once a law has been established it will create its own demand, it will create its own dynamics; which means that, in The Netherlands, at this moment, there is still an enormous pressure to liberalise further."
A discussion paper will be released early in 2017 for public comment. The legislation is expected to be introduced into the parliament from July 2017.
Liz Carr tackles assisted suicide with new musical - a 'Ted Talk with show tunes'!
"Palliative care, and devising better strategies to more comprehensively support families and greater public engagement about death, dying and end of life will deliver far more benefit to Victorians and should be given priority before allocating resources to explore the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide.”
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal said that Judge Fabricius was wrong in his 2015 judgement authorising Robert Stransham-Ford to have assisted sucide/euthanasia.
This brilliant short documentary explains why euthanasia abandons patients.