As the south Australian Parliament winds down for the year and for the parliament in toto, and with only two possible days for debate on Bob Such MP's , Nitschke says that he's about to open a clinic in Adelaide.
It would seem that Dr Nitschke can't let a euthanasia debate go by without grabbing at the headlines.
As the south Australian Parliament winds down for the year and for the parliament in toto, and with only two possible days for debate on Bob Such MP's Dying with Dignity Bill, Nitschke says that he's about to open a clinic in Adelaide.
A Euthanasia clinic set up in Adelaide will test drugs, distribute nitrogen kits and "provide services" to terminally ill patients.
It is expected to start taking patients by the end of the week.
The article added:
Dr Nitschke said Adelaide was chosen as the site for Australia's first euthanasia clinic and research laboratory because legislation attempting to legalise voluntary euthanasia in South Australia was before Parliament.
Nitschke explained that Bob Such's euthanasia bill has led him to opening a euthanasia clinic. The Herald Sun reported him to have said:
Dr Nitschke said the Ending Life with Dignity Bill, proposed by Independent MP Bob Such, "could well pass through the SA parliament in the near future and the services offered by the euthanasia centre will become critical".
The clinic is expecting a couple of patients a week, including some who travel from interstate.
Nitschke has made virtually the same announcement at the business end of a number of debates recently in `hobart as well as Adelaide. This time, however, he claims to have a property in Gilberton in South Australia and this time he has included, according to the press, the distribution of nitrogen death kits.
This is an escalation in his death rhetoric.
Whether he goes ahead with the death facility is another matter entirely and only time will tell. More interesting will be whether South Australian MPs recognise that, if they pass any bill, that the kind of operation suggested by Nitschke would be a reality.