Any two doctors allowed to sign off on death

WA’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill requiring two doctors to sign off on a request to die may sound reassuring at first, but there’s a catch. Continue reading

Catholic hospital forced to provide euthanasia

  Not only are the conscience rights of doctors under threat in Canada; it seems that even faith-based institutions are being forced to tow the euthanasia line. Continue reading

International experts: euthanasia undermines palliative care

As state governments in Australia consider bills to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide, it is imperative that the views of doctors and palliative care health professionals, as the professions most affected by such radical changes to the law, are taken into account. Continue reading

Patients don’t need a “current wish to die” for doctors to euthanise: Dutch courts

A Dutch court has shown that legislative safeguards for euthanasia and assisted suicide are completely useless in that country. Continue reading

Death for all in Canada

Once again the first euthanasia law has proved to be nothing more than a stepping stone to a far more liberal euthanasia regime. Continue reading

Euthanasia advocates: ‘great certainty’ WA law will expand

Veteran of the euthanasia campaign, Philip Nitschke, has predicted that if Western Australia passes the assisted suicide and euthanasia bill currently before parliament, immediate pressure will be brought to bear to expand the categories of people to whom, and the circumstances under which, it becomes available. Continue reading

HOPE in Western Australia

Thanks to the generous support of our HOPE community, last week I was on the ground in Perth meeting with MPs and key stakeholders to present the case for life. Continue reading

No-one asked if I was okay

Three years ago, disability advocate Samantha Connor and a group of disabled friends conducted a small protest outside the Australian premiere of Me Before You, a Hollywood film about a wealthy banker who is paralysed in an accident and ends his life at Dignitas, the Swiss euthanasia clinic. Continue reading

WA government bullies MPs to rush euthanasia bill

With a strong majority in Western Australia’s lower house (40 of the 59 members), WA’s Labor government fully expected to ram their euthanasia bill through quickly. Continue reading

WA regional residents want palliative care fixed

As the debate on euthanasia in Western Australia intensifies, new polling released this week indicates that regional residents in the state want palliative care fixed, as a priority, before any euthanasia legislation is passed by the parliament. Continue reading