“Trust me I’m a doctor”

Before euthanasia and assisted suicide were legalised in Victoria, we saw televised admissions from doctors that they had provided lethal drugs to numerous patients with the intention of causing death. At the time, it begged the question that if doctors did not respect existing laws which prohibited the aiding of suicide, why would anyone think that they would obey restrictions under a legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide scheme? Only someone naïve would think that certain doctors wouldn’t continue to take the law into their own hands. Continue reading

Euthanasia for “psychiatric conditions” increasing, while care is not

When data over many years of euthanasia practice is collated, a scary picture begins to emerge. Continue reading

Queensland health in crisis

The Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee released its report on aged care, end of life and palliative care in Queensland last week.  The report has revealed the enormity of the health challenges facing the state government in the coming years as the population ages. Continue reading

Key safeguard eliminated in Qld report

The Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee has released its report on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading

Every life matters

There has been a refreshing change in our public discourse in the past few weeks. In the wake of the devastating global pandemic gripping the whole world, and in the midst of incredible upheaval and suffering, we have collectively shifted our focus to the protection and care for the vulnerable, elderly and health impaired members of our communities in ways that have been not hitherto apparent or at the forefront of government policy. Continue reading

Only 1.6 beds per 1000 people: chaos in Oregon

The horrors of the COVID-19 virus has exposed the effect on the availability of health care in jurisdictions that have legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading

Coronavirus impacts Dutch death clinic

  “However harsh: euthanasia care cannot be identified as a top priority in health care.” Continue reading

7 deaths a day under Belgium’s euthanasia regime

  atistics released in Belgium show another increase in people being put to death under that country’s regime.   Continue reading

The devastating message being conveyed to people with disabilities

In a recent article, researcher Danielle van Dalen highlighted the dangers inherent in assisted suicide legislation when it comes to unintended negative inferences conveyed by such laws in relation to certain groups in our communities: Continue reading

Record deaths in Oregon

The latest report from Oregon in relation to its assisted suicide regime reported record deaths last year.  Continue reading