The Australian Christian Lobby has thanked all the senators who voted to preserve the dignity of life in tonight’s euthanasia vote.
Martyn Iles, managing director of the ACL said, “It is great to hear that the senate has upheld the dignity of life for all Australians.
“We know from international experiences that euthanasia is a slippery slope which leads to cases like in Belgium recently where a nine-year-old with a brain tumour and an eleven-year-old with cystic fibrosis were euthanised.
“The inherent value of every life must continue to be maintained. Australia must not become the kind of society where some lives where considered worthier of life than others.”
The Australian Christian Lobby is optimistic that this decision in favour of life will positively influence the state debates on this issue.
Australian lives must not be traded for votes on legislation the Australian Christian Lobby said today.
The comments come after Senator Leyonhjelm reiterated his threat on 2GB radio this morning to wreak havoc on the government’s legislative agenda if his bill to open the way for euthanasia in the Territories wasn't allowed a free vote in both houses of parliament.
Labor’s culture of death is a growing concern with a new push for euthanasia legislation to be considered by parliament ‘as a matter of urgency’.
Wendy Francis, the Australian Christian Lobby’s state director said; “It is concerning to see Labor’s legislative agenda focus so heavily on who gets to live and who must die.
If Senator Leyonhjelm gets his way every Australian will be able to prematurely end their lives, the Australian Christian Lobby warns.
If the Leyonhjelm bill passes federal parliament one thing is guaranteed: the ACT will implement euthanasia legislation.
Slippery slope arguments are not always invalid.
Indeed, in some cases they are very important.
Australian Christian Lobby calls on the ABC and other media outlets to stop endorsing euthanasia. The destruction assisted suicide is having on vulnerable people is real and deeply concerning and continues to go unreported.
Before taking his own life by euthanasia in Switzerland, Australian scientist Dr David Goodall declared that, as his age, he should “be free to choose the appropriate time” for his death.
Queensland Liberal National Party has voted to oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation at their state conference on the weekend, a move commended by Australian Christian Lobby.
Senator Leyonhjelm's desire to grant the NT and ACT governments the power to introduce euthanasia and assisted suicide should be firmly rejected by the Senate, urged Australian Christian Lobby.
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