South Australia - going for Gold!

With the London Olympics coming to a close and the questions about Australia's overall lack of performance against high expectations, two South Australian MPs look certain to make sure that at least one Australian state holds a world record. If The Hon Bob Such Mp and Steph Key MP are true to their words on the last evening, then they will both be introducing new euthanasia bills into the parliament when sitting resumes in September. These will be the sixth and seventh bills introduced since this parliament began in March 2010. Readers are welcome to challenge my assertion, but I'm confident that this feat has not been achieved anywhere else on the planet. Continue reading

No one has the right to take another's life

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter for "assisting" a suicide death in Virginia  Paul Stephen Bricker (27) pled guilty to a charge of manslaughter in the "suicide" death of  Gerard Curran (45), a navy chief, and a superior of Bricker. Continue reading

Palliative Medicine Society goes on the front foot

  For those who don't understand the 'front foot' comment, it's a cricketing term meaning that the batsman goes on the attack. The have done just that over a story run on New Zealand TV last night. ( Continue reading

On polling and death

  "If a hopelessly ill patient, experiencing unrelievable suffering, with absolutely no chance of recovering, asks for a lethal dose, so as not to wake again, should a doctor be allowed to give a lethal dose or not ?"  Continue reading

The state of play in the US

This is an important summary of what's happening on the assisted suicide front in US states. Assisted Suicide - US Overview.By  Continue reading

A funny...

Sometimes a little light humour...   Continue reading

Richard Wilkins and his son - Adam

  Former rocker and now TV presenter and interviewer on Australian television, Richard Wilkins talks about his son, Adam.Many people (including yours truly) speak similarly about their children with Down Syndrome. Continue reading

Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation

  Michael Cook from recently posted the following article about the use of terminal sedation: Continue reading

EU courts refuse to impose euthanasia

  The decision is in in respect to my earlier post about a court case at the European Court of Human Rights. (see earlier post HERE Continue reading