Euthanasia: we can live without it
"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.”
That there will most likely always be people who are excluded makes an ass out of any law that supposes itself to be based on compassion for people who are suffering.
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Not good enough Mr. Andrews!
this flimsy and irrational new ‘line in the sand’ suggested by The Age and others, will not hold; it is foolhardy and exceedingly dangerous to think otherwise.
"It would be a very sad day if we did not provide the very best of care and timely interventions and people chose suicide for lack of genuine choice."
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Exceptions will erode the protection of the law, replacing it with the arbitrary decisions of individual doctors who, in effect, will become the law.
This is a great opportunity to promote good care instead of killing.
When we cross that clear bright line drawn and held in the one place for millenia, we do not simply crossover for the supposed few. If we cross for some, we cross for all.
Motion fails to draw support from the chamber.
News today from Victoria that police have finally interviewed Dr Rodney Syme over the Nembutal death of Steve Guest nine years ago.
At the very least, these matters of inequity, ableism and access should be addressed first. Then maybe come back and talk about making people dead.
On the one hand we have a 'let's take what we can get away with' approach while the other is about getting a foot in the door.
Beware: Caring and killing don't go together!
UK Comedian, TV star and disability activist, Liz Carr was in Melbourne recently for the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
She took time out to record this message to Victorians about assisted suicide.
"We mustn't be duped into believing the mantra that autonomy is king; that we can have whatever we want. This is a recipe for a dysfunctional society."
In March 2017, Liz Carr was in Melbourne for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She took time out from preparations for her show: Assisted Suicide: The Musical to join local disability activist, Jax Brown, in addressing the state parliament.
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