WA government: euthanasia patients to receive priority

It’s one of those instances in which truth is stranger than fiction. Continue reading

Historic show of unity on euthanasia debate

In an historic show of unity, religious groups in Australia and overseas have come together in agreement that giving suffering people the legal and physical means to take their own lives or to have someone end their lives for them represented a “failure” for society Continue reading

An important message from 150 WA medical practitioners

An important message from 150 Western Australian medical practitioners to the WA parliament. Continue reading

Report tabled to allow euthanasia for kids under 12

Euthanasia advocates in three different countries that have already legalised euthanasia or assisted suicide have this week sought for the expansion of the regime. Continue reading

WMA re-affirms opposition to euthanasia

Despite intense lobbying from pro-euthanasia activists, the World Medical Association has, once again, reiterated its opposition to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.   Continue reading

An egregious ‘bait-and-switch’

A Queensland MP has urged the parliament to rush euthanasia legislation through before the next state election to be held this time next year. Continue reading

Doctors across Australia reject euthanasia “fake news”

More than 770 medical professionals involved in end of life care or the treatment of those with significant illness have written to members of the West Australian Legislative Council to challenge “misinformation” used by euthanasia advocates in the push for passing the laws in the state. Continue reading

Organ donation and euthanasia – what could go wrong?

Organ donation is a medical practice that is almost universally supported as a public good in and of itself. It allows a very sick person whose own organs are failing to be given a second chance at life, through the donation of organs from the body of a person who is recently deceased. Continue reading

She’s 23, physically healthy and eligible for euthanasia.

The potential euthanasia death of a 23-year old woman in Belgium who is physically healthy but suffering from mental health demonstrates the risks of doctors being able to initiate conversations about euthanasia and assisted suicide with their patients. Continue reading

They were meant to advise the government, not lobby them

The “independent” chair of the Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying in Western Australia and a number of the other members of the Panel appear to have turned from ministerial advisors to euthanasia lobbyists as the WA Parliament continues its debate over euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading