Health Minister threatens funding cuts if euthanasia not offered

Should patients have the right to be in hospice care where they are certain that they won’t be at risk of euthanasia?  Should a hospice facility be financially punished for providing an environment where its patients can be certain that no one will ever administer lethal drugs to them? Continue reading

RENEWED PUSH FOR EUTHANASIA IS THE WRONG POLICY AT THE WRONG TIME

The teaming up of Nationals and Greens MPs to try and push euthanasia and assisted suicide into New South Wales is the wrong policy at the wrong time. Continue reading

A wilted rose by any other name…

We all know that euthanasia and assisted suicide activists like to use euphemistic language.  Continue reading

Can euthanasia ‘fix’ organ donation waiting lists?

  In 2006, a law was passed in Ontario that required designated hospitals to notify the government agency responsible for delivering and coordinating organ and tissue donation and transplantation services, “as soon as possible when a patient at the facility has died or a physician is of the opinion that the death of a patient at the facility is imminent by reason of injury or disease.” Continue reading

“It’s not love, it’s murder.”

The New York Times has come up for significant criticism after separate articles blatantly pushed a pro- assisted suicide message. Continue reading

Shocking early stats from Victoria

"We anticipate in the first 12 months, based on overseas experience, around a dozen people that will access voluntary assisted dying." Continue reading

Hasten slowly when radically changing laws

Now that Western Australia and Victoria have chosen the cheaper option by voting for legalised euthanasia at the expense of adequately funded palliative care, the pressure is on Queensland to follow suit. Pro-euthanasia activists are doing their best to ensure this issue is brought before the next state election, in case there is a change of government.   Continue reading

“Positively Instagrammable” suicide machine

“With the help of his wife and colleague, the writer and lawyer Dr Fiona Stewart, [Philip] Nitschke is ushering the death-on-demand movement towards a dramatic new milestone – and their enthusiasm is palpable.” Continue reading

Could this latest euthanasia campaign backfire?

Three generations in the one family are on a mission to “start a dialogue” about euthanasia and assisted suicide to its logical end: the option of lethal drugs for anyone who requests them, whether they are terminally ill or not. Continue reading

‘You could almost set your watch to it’

With the ink not yet dry on the passage of the Western Australia euthanasia and assisted suicide laws, the battle lines have already been drawn in another state. Continue reading