“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

Voluntary Euthanasia Party running in Wentworth by-election

The Voluntary Euthanasia Party (VEP) has put up a candidate, Shayne Higson, to run on the single issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the upcoming Wentworth by-election.   Continue reading

Daniel Andrews’ suicide boast

“From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent.” - Howard Lovecraft. Continue reading

5 myths about personal autonomy

Personal autonomy’ is the number one reason given by those who argue we should legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. They argue that a person should be free to determine the timing and the manner of their death. And that those opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide can simply not choose to end their life. Continue reading

The “logic” of euthanasia explained

Journalist and Studio 10 personality Joe Hildebrand has articulated clearly the problem with euthanasia and assisted suicide: the logic behind it. Continue reading

Doctor’s admissions show dangers of euthanasia

Televised admissions from three doctors that they had provided lethal drugs to numerous patients with the intention of causing death demonstrates the risks involved with legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading

People’s views on euthanasia change depending on how you ask the question

  Euthanasia advocates constantly refer to high levels of support in polling about assisted suicide. These polls don’t tell the full story however. The result (unsurprisingly) depends on how the question is asked.  A very big starting point is confusion about what the term ‘assisted dying’ means. Continue reading

Can doctors in Victoria conscientiously object to assisted suicide?

The Victorian Health Care Association (VHCA) is currently writing guidelines for doctors to use when the assisted suicide regime begins in Victoria in 2019.  The VHCA has stated that it will be giving guidance to Catholic hospitals about how to “sensitively refer people onto participating services”. Continue reading

The World Medical Association being lobbied to drop its opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide

News has emerged that the Canadian Medical Association and the Royal Dutch Medical Association are lobbying the World Medical Association (WMA) to convince it to drop its condemnation of euthanasia and assisted suicide. The WMA is meeting in Reykjavik in October this year. Continue reading

“I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful that he didn’t choose assisted suicide.”

Kristen Hanson’s 36-year-old husband died in December last year of a terminal and extremely aggressive form of brain cancer.  She recently penned an emotional article entitled “I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful that he didn’t choose assisted suicide.” Continue reading