Today, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It serves as a sad reminder that in many societies, including our own, people of advanced years often experience mistreatment at the hands of those entrusted to care for them.
The Australian Christian Lobby thanks Tasmania’s parliamentarians for voting today 16 to 8 against a dangerous euthanasia bill that would have given access to assisted suicide to those suffering from non-terminal illnesses, such as chronic arthritis or disabilities.
Drafters of a deeply concerning euthanasia bill, to be debated this week in the Tasmanian parliament have widened its scope to include those suffering from non-terminal illnesses, warns the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Interim Report of the Ministerial Advisory Panel, released by the Victorian Government this week, proves there are no effective safeguards for the proposed assisted suicide legislation in Victoria, argues the Australian Christian Lobby.
Lying about the cause of death on a death certificate is no way for the Victorian Government to win the public’s trust on its controversial assisted suicide laws, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
The public is urged to consider carefully claims that euthanasia can be safe, the Australian Christian Lobby warns.
Reports the Victorian Government has received an interim report advocating assisted suicide legislation reveals the tactics of those pushing for legalisation, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
Efforts to adhere to limitations on assisted suicide and euthanasia have failed in other jurisdictions, an inquiry has heard in an Australian Christian Lobby submission.
Legislators must hear the voice of the voiceless in the Euthanasia debate.
Those who support legalising euthanasia argue for personal choice and autonomy. Legislators, however, make decisions based on what is good for the whole community – herein lies a problem.
In our attempt to control fear “we convert the mystery of death into the problem of death and then we seek a technological solution [in the form of] lethal injection.”
In this week’s Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton continues his conversation with Margaret Somerville, Professor of Bioethics at the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Sydney, about the latest push to legalise euthanasia.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the interview.
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