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Euthanasia: we can live without it

The primary reason given by patients concerned the loss of autonomy – and not the unbearable pain that was conveniently sold to us from the beginning.

Considering the fact that there is essentially no oversight of the assisted suicide law, how can people be considered safe when the assisted suicide lobby also runs the assisted suicide law?

Paul Russell reviews the play: The Magnolia Tree

 Euthanasia and assisted suicide have an inbuilt message that some lives are not worth living. Parris, Marsh and the generally poor attitude towards our elders do much the same thing.

“We all agree it is a matter of life and death and if we cannot strip away the euphemistic language and discuss the reality of the matter then it will not be an honest debate and the public interest would not be served."

It is precisely this existential suffering and not pain that informs these decisions. These matters, perhaps even more than pain itself, can be dealt with in less drastic ways.

Buddha is often quoted as having said that, "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth." He never visited Victoria.