WMA re-affirms opposition to euthanasia

Despite intense lobbying from pro-euthanasia activists, the World Medical Association has, once again, reiterated its opposition to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.   Continue reading

An egregious ‘bait-and-switch’

A Queensland MP has urged the parliament to rush euthanasia legislation through before the next state election to be held this time next year. Continue reading

Doctors across Australia reject euthanasia “fake news”

More than 770 medical professionals involved in end of life care or the treatment of those with significant illness have written to members of the West Australian Legislative Council to challenge “misinformation” used by euthanasia advocates in the push for passing the laws in the state. Continue reading

Organ donation and euthanasia – what could go wrong?

Organ donation is a medical practice that is almost universally supported as a public good in and of itself. It allows a very sick person whose own organs are failing to be given a second chance at life, through the donation of organs from the body of a person who is recently deceased. Continue reading

She’s 23, physically healthy and eligible for euthanasia.

The potential euthanasia death of a 23-year old woman in Belgium who is physically healthy but suffering from mental health demonstrates the risks of doctors being able to initiate conversations about euthanasia and assisted suicide with their patients. Continue reading

They were meant to advise the government, not lobby them

The “independent” chair of the Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying in Western Australia and a number of the other members of the Panel appear to have turned from ministerial advisors to euthanasia lobbyists as the WA Parliament continues its debate over euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading

What’s next in the Queensland euthanasia campaign

Late July the QLD Labor party passed a motion at their state conference: Continue reading

Disability Council slams so-called ‘safeguards’

A new, scathing report on the risks of assisted suicide laws to people with disabilities has been released by the National Council on Disability (NCD) in the United States. Continue reading

WA doctor recommends ‘kill clinics’

While the suggestion that specialised “kill clinics” should be established to implement the government’s proposed euthanasia regime might sound shocking, their creation would be entirely consistent with the Bill currently before the WA Legislative Council, as well as the experience in overseas jurisdictions where euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legalised. Continue reading

Canadians want assistance to live – not die

Jonathan Marchand has had a form of muscular dystrophy since he was 15. He is now in his 40s and on a ventilator. Continue reading