Three problems with Victoria’s new euthanasia hotline

Not content with just passing dangerous assisted suicide legislation that will put the lives of vulnerable Victorians at risk, the Victorian government is taking things a step further with a new ill-thought out proposal. Continue reading

WA looks to most radical euthanasia regime in the world as a model

The Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices in WA majority report (“Sanderson Report”) has recommended that assisted suicide be legalised in Western Australia.  The model that has been recommended is one that closely mirrors the regime in place in Canada. Continue reading

Pro-euthanasia activist running as Labor candidate in Bennelong

A pro-euthanasia activist has been named as Labor’s candidate in the seat of Bennelong for next year’s federal election. Dr Brian Owler is one of the activist doctors who lobbied for assisted suicide to be legalised in the campaign conducted in Victoria last year. Continue reading

Is lack of palliative care in Canada driving people to euthanasia?

When Canada introduced euthanasia and assisted suicide into its laws, debate occurred about whether patients were seeking to prematurely end their lives because they did not have access to appropriate palliative care. Continue reading

The World Medical Association continues to oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide

Two recent significant wins for opponents of assisted suicide demonstrate how strongly doctors oppose the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide around the world. Continue reading

Worrying find in ‘death and dying’ report

The second report in as many months has confirmed that a reluctance from doctors and other medical professionals to speak with their patients about death and dying makes it more likely that patients nearing the end of life will receive “unnecessary, aggressive treatment.” Continue reading

Queensland man awaits assisted suicide sentencing

On Friday, 19 October, Graham Robert Morant will be sentenced for aiding his wife, Jennifer Morant, to commit suicide.  He stood to benefit $1.4 million from several life insurance policies after her death. Continue reading

Canada considering ‘secret’ assisted suicide for children

Those of us who oppose the legalisation of assisted suicide are constantly rebuked by our opponents for using the ‘slippery slope’ argument. Continue reading

Assisted suicide and falsifying official death records

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has taken to being silent on the cause of death for assisted suicides.  Instead of accurately recording the deaths as a suicide, the province simply describes them as “unclassified.” Continue reading

“If I matter, then why am I not getting the care I need?”

This Saturday, 13 October is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, an important day for those who seek to offer real care to the terminally and chronically ill. Continue reading