Euthanasia: we can live without it
In a very welcome move, the SA AMA issued a joint statement with the Law Society of SA making their opposition to the Key euthanasia bill crystal clear and on logically sound grounds.
See the letter: AMA & Law Society letter Sept 12 2011
Senators tripping over themselves!
this flimsy and irrational new ‘line in the sand’ suggested by The Age and others, will not hold; it is foolhardy and exceedingly dangerous to think otherwise.
A recent article in The Age newspaper reported on a new Australia Institute survey claiming that something like 75% of Australians support euthanasia. If we compare that to recent, long running polls claiming upward of 85% support, then there might be some cause for celebration! Perhaps not.
"It would be a very sad day if we did not provide the very best of care and timely interventions and people chose suicide for lack of genuine choice."
"...so much for euthanasia only being for terminally ill patients in pain."
The Australia & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) have adopted a formal position in opposition to euthanasia & assisted suicide.
the Northern Territory Branch of the Australian Medical Association has expelled Philip Nitschke from its ranks.
Nurses voice concerns over Dying with Dignity Bill
Two of Australia's most well known and effective suicide prevention organisations today condemned the actions of Dr Philip Nitschke in supporting the suicide death of a healthy 45 year old Australian man a few months ago.
The Hon Jeff Kennett AC confirms that a complaint will be made by Beyond Blue to the Australian Medical Board. This follows confirmation yesterday that the West Australian Branch of the Australian Medical Association will do likewise.
No-one should begrudge any Australian or group of Australian’s from ‘pushing their barrow’ in seeking to further their agenda, whatever that might be.
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