Euthanasia: we can live without it
"If you want to make laws that affect disabled people, make laws to help us live - to help us be contributing and productive citizens of this country who can live on the same basis as other Australians."
A group of West Australian Palliative Care Specialists has told a Senate Inquiry into euthanasia that they do not want to be put in the position of having to end patients' lives.
New WA Premier and Health Minister both support euthanasia agenda.
What happens once euthanasia has become legal. The Netherlands experience.
The reality is that euthanasia is never simply about the 'only'; it is ever about 'only and...' or 'not only but also...'.
But, if the snake oil salesman tried to sell you the same failed cure-all that you bought last year, only this time with a different name will it be any more potent? Will you be convinced?
Public policy based on emotions instead of objective and reasoned assessment of the facts puts us all at risk.
Any one can build a soapbox, but only experience builds good practice.
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