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.
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.
We welcome the AMA's policy statement that 'doctors should not be involved in interventions that have as their primary intention the ending of a person’s life.'
"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.”
People do vote both yes and no based on ideological grounds - its called an opinion poll. But asking people to support and to lobby in ignorance is a misinformation poll. It is callous, it is abusive and plain wrong.
This brilliant short documentary explains why euthanasia abandons patients.
The final vote was taken at 4:02 am. The house divided 23 votes to 23. The bill was defeated on the casting vote of the Speaker.