Disability Advocates tell Victorian MPs why they oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia

Local and National Disability Advocates spoke out recently against the Andrews Government’s proposed assisted suicide and euthanasia bill at a Parliamentary Briefing. Continue reading

Why do we want to turn our doctors into death dealers?

What the proposed Victorian assisted suicide and euthanasia regime may do to the medical profession. Continue reading

Disability Testimony – ‘no clear lines’

As part of the presentation to Victorian Parliamentarians by disability advocates on the 10th of August 2017, Kelly Cox related a testimony at the request of a friend. Continue reading

Liz Carr’s message to all Victorians

Liz Carr is a UK actor, comedian and disability rights activist perhaps best known as forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the BBC’s Silent Witness. She is pro-choice, an atheist and a vocal opponent of the legalisation of assisted suicide. She explains her views in her show Assisted Suicide: The Musical which she brought to this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival. She has visited all the countries where Assisted Suicide and euthanasia are legal for a BBC World Service documentary ‘When Assisted Death is Legal’ and is part of the international network of disabled people who oppose such laws, Not Dead Yet. Continue reading

The Slippery Slope: Dementia Sufficient Grounds for Euthanasia

Many claim that there is no evidence that legalising assisted suicide for the terminally ill will open the door to a quickly expanding pool of victims. They believe that the ‘slippery slope’ argument is implausible. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: When Doctors Become Pushers

Some of the issues that no law can contain, correct or manage. For those pushing the assisted suicide and euthanasia agenda there’s clearly a sales pitch involved to support their ultimate goal of legislative change. Fair enough. Continue reading

Legalising assisted suicide: the case from the Coroner’s Court - Does it add up?

Guest post by Richard Egan: One significant argument being made for supporting the Andrews Labor Government plan to legalise assisted suicide is being based on evidence given by Coroner John Olle to the End of Life Choices inquiry, stating that there is a cohort of about 50 people per year who have experienced an irreversible deterioration in physical health due to disease or injury and who commit suicide by variety of means, some of them violent. Continue reading

Upcoming: WA to look into 'end-of-life' choices

Debate has begun in Western Australia to create a select committee of the parliament to look into the matter of ‘end-of-life choices’.  Continue reading

Netherlands five year study shows significant increases in assisted deaths and continued abuse of the law.

By: Alex Schadenberg - Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On June 30, I published the data from the Netherlands five year study concerning End-of-Life Decisions. I received the data from one of our supporters who does research related to assisted death who sent me the link before it was officially published. Netherlands study: 431 people were killed without explicit request in 2015. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published the data today, from the five year Netherlands euthanasia study entitled: End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands over 25 years. Continue reading

What if Doctors Get it Wrong?

Euthanasia and assisted-suicide are upheld as the “last” resort for individuals who are told their conditions will not improve. Faced with this hopelessness, pro-euthanasia activists urge doctors to offer ending the patient’s life with such a drastic prognosis. But what if the doctors are wrong?  Continue reading