Posts Tagged ‘Assisted dying’

Reject assisted dying bill, oncologists support Catholics Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The state parliaments in Victoria and New South Wales are being urged to reject the assisted dying bill in front of them. Both states are considering legislation for euthanasia. The Catholics who have written to their state parliaments are supported by 101 oncologists, who have written to their Victorian MPs calling for them to refuse Read more

Analysis of the assisted dying debate Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dying and death is not a new phenomenon: we have always become ill, suffered, were going to die and someone else could have killed us. So why now, at the beginning of the 21st century, after prohibiting euthanasia for thousands of years and when we can do so much more to relieve suffering than in Read more

Why I don’t support euthanasia (and you shouldn’t either) Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Shakira Hussein

Euthanasia marginalises an already vulnerable group and should not be legalised. A report from a Victorian parliamentary committee is expected to recommend legislative changes that would permit assisted dying. The stage for such change has already been set through a series of recent media articles and public events. Earlier this year, The Age reported the case of 55-year-old Read more

Assisted dying remains illegal in South Africa Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Assisted dying is not legal in South Africa. The Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned a 2015 ruling that allowed Robin Stransham-Ford to “die with dignity” by way of euthanasia. The 2015 rule was granted by the South African High Court. Stransham-Ford died a few hours before the High Court ruling was delivered. The Supreme Read more

Wall’s assisted dying bill tries out a different approach Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

In a rare move for a sitting MP, Louisa Wall tabled the proposed Authorised Dying bill  at a select committee which is considering public attitudes to euthanasia in New Zealand. The Labour MP says her proposed law change to legalise assisted dying in New Zealand will not go into the private member’s bill ballot. The bill, Read more

Euthanasia -Present law not perfect but it is a clear bright line. Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

“The current law may not be perfect but it provides a clear bright line. Moving the bright line of prohibition would create far more problems than it would ever solve.” This was the conclusion of the oral submission made by Dr John Kleinsman to the Health Select Committee on behalf of the The Nathaniel Centre, Read more

Assisted dying inquiry – submissions running 3 to 1 against Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The select committee inquiry into public attitudes to assisted dying has received 21,435 written submissions, and they are running three to one against the assistance to die. Dr Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit has been analysing submissions made to the Health Select Committee’s investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand. She Read more

Bob Hawke calls for euthanasia law change Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke has backed efforts to introduce assisted-dying laws in his country. Speaking on a podcast titled “Better off dead”, Mr Hawke said opposition to euthanasia “doesn’t meet any requirements of morality and good sense”. The former PM said he had discussed end-of-life options with his wife, Blanche D’Alpuget. “I have Read more

David Attenborough backs assisted dying, slams Church Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

UK broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has given qualified support to assisted dying and has criticised the Catholic Church’s stance on contraception. Speaking on the BBC’s Costing the Earth programme, Sir David was asked if he supported the right to die. “I suppose I do really, but [only] if you could solve all the problems of Read more