Euthanasia: we can live without it
Surely a natural death - neither prolonging nor deliberately foreshortening - at home or in a place of our choosing, with effective pain and symptom management is what we all really want.
The Premier will be putting his own citizens at risk for the sake of an ideology driven by an elite few. No government should behave that way.
One way or the other, euthanasia and assisted suicide will be debated in Victoria some time early in 2017.
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.
20% of close friends or family who witness assisted suicide develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This article by Oregonian doctor, William Toffler MD explains what has happened in Oregon since it allowed assisted suicide. From the Montanans Against Assisted Suicide website.
My mother could have killed herself in a manner that was legally sanctioned. But she did not.
"until society has the capacity to provide all the services which would enable people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in society, then a choice for assisted dying is never truly voluntary."
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