Euthanasia: we can live without it
Exceptions will erode the protection of the law, replacing it with the arbitrary decisions of individual doctors who, in effect, will become the law.
I urge South Australian MPs to think this matter through carefully because no bill is ever safe no matter how it expresses its operative clauses and no matter what safeguards are ‘in or out’.
we need to question whether we are comfortable with elderly people suiciding or whether we should continue to promote suicide prevention for all. Reality is, you can't really have both."
Originally slated for October 2011, the long anticipated discussion paper flagged by Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings will soon be made public according to recent media reports.
This proposed ‘solution’ is euthanasia and is assisted suicide; both dressed up as something else.
LWL believes that the Bill as it stands raises serious risks for people with disability and we hope it is defeated in the Parliament of South Australia.
AMA: "We urge members of Parliament not to be caught up in a confected sense of urgency to support a bad Bill."
On the International Day of People With Disability two disability advocates about their views on euthanasia.
"Risks to vulnerable people remain the focus of every debate which is testament to the fact that there are both risks and vulnerable people."
There is no right to commit suicide with a correlative duty that the state support the person wanting to commit suicide.
These public confessions are really all about grandstanding for a cause.
An open letter to Brittany Maynard from Denis Strangman.
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.
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