Euthanasia: we can live without it
"I do not know if that technically constitutes contempt of court. But I do know a very contemptuous nose thumbing when I see it."
Every voice can and should be heard in the euthanasia debate
When doctors are authorised to kill their patients, fundamental social values undergo a tectonic shift
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.
"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.”
It’s not very often that I find myself in agreement with Phillip Nitschke. We’ve been on opposite sides of a number of debates both formal and informal in recent months. But in Launceston he surprised me.
Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick responds to Philip Nitschke's assertions in the international media that long-term prisoners should be able to access euthanasia.
In the beginning euthanasia was seen as a last resort in a situation of extreme physical suffering. Now, increasingly, euthanasia is considered to be a patient's right.
Just in case you hadn’t noticed February 6 to 12 was “Euthanasia week” in the Netherlands. And what better way to mark this, the tenth anniversary of the Dutch right-to-die legislation, than a film festival.
The question of money is an ever-present element in euthanasia talk.
The Netherlands euthanasia clinic has also been implicated in several controversial euthanasia deaths
On Monday, September 23,The Timespublished an essay by Grey-Thompson titled “Assisted suicide: a chilling prospect for disabled people.” Below is a slightly different version of the essay, shared here with the author’s permission.
Once killing is accepted as a proper answer to human suffering, there are no brakes.
This is a follow up post to the article yesterday about people living with disability, the prejudice they face and why this all points to euthanasia & assisted suicide being a dangerous, bad idea.
we must remind ourselves always, always continue to ask the question: How did this happen?
With the legalisation of euthanasia, what we have is the fundamental dilemmas around dying and our understanding of what life is remains absolutely unchallenged, unrecognised.
WA, Adjunct Lecturer, Dr. Erik Leipoldt PhD has provided a clear voice for people living with disabilities. This is a MUST READ for every politician.
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