Claims by proponents of a new South Australian euthanasia bill that it was possible to provide adequate safeguards to protect the aged and vulnerable are disingenuous and do not reflect what is occurring in jurisdictions where state-sanctioned suicide exists, warns the Australian Christian Lobby.
Despite extensive lobbying by celebrities, advocacy by the disabled, who have the most to lose through euthanasia, has won the day in South Australia.
No amount of tinkering with proposed euthanasia legislation in South Australia will provide adequate safeguards, warns Australian Christian Lobby acting South Australia Director Dan Flynn.
The Australian Christian Lobby has warned against moves to push the euthanasia agenda on the Queensland Parliament.
For a society that values life and the right to life so greatly that our personal instincts and our laws are structured around the protection of life, we seem to be overly sympathetic to the idea of euthanasia — that if someone is truly suffering they should be given the opportunity to allow a medical practitioner to end their life. But what is the threshold to receive this “right”?
Comedian and commentator Andrew Denton launched a new campaign to legalise euthanasia today.
The Victorian Parliament should reject a parliamentary committee recommendation to allow euthanasia because well-intentioned safeguards in other countries have been found not to protect people who are vulnerable to being pressured into dying.
Last night on the ABC’s Lateline programme, ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton reinforced the message that parliamentarians are repeatedly voting against euthanasia laws because it's not seen as safe, it's too dangerous and the safeguards cannot be put in place to protect the vulnerable, who might be coerced or pressured.
The Victorian Government is currently conducting a public consultation to improve palliative care service improvements and assist the development of an end of life care framework. The Australian Christian Lobby was able to contribute to the discussion by making a submission.
The AHPRA’s decision today to impose 25 restrictions on the medical registration of Dr Philip Nitschke is in the best interest of society and the protection of the vulnerable according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
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