Pages tagged "Euthanasia"
One Specialist for every 704 deaths: palliative care problems in Australia
Jan 24, 2018
Thousands of our fellow Australians are dying in excruciating pain, thanks to the government's egregious disregard for the state of our palliative care system. In a piece titled “’Not the way they wanted to die’: Final wishes of thousands of Australians going unmet,” The Sydney Morning Herald volunteers some sobering statistics: Continue reading
Oregon Health Authority confirms broad access to assisted suicide
Jan 13, 2018
Fabian Stahle, a Swedish citizen concerned about proposals to introduce an assisted suicide law in Sweden based on the Oregon model, decided to go straight to the source to find out just how restricted or how broad the Oregon model really is. Continue reading
Euthanasia and elder abuse
Jan 09, 2018
One of the greatest dangers that we face as Australians, now that euthanasia is legalised in Victoria, is making the elderly feel as if they are a burden on society. There is an obsession in our culture with being young, and the older generations can tend to be neglected. The propagation of euthanasia further demeans the value of the lives of elderly Australians. As senator for Tasmania, Helen Polley stated: Continue reading
The consequences of two years of euthanasia in Quebec
Jan 04, 2018
Quebec legalised euthanasia two years ago. When trying to sell the idea of euthanasia to the public, it was promised that access would be limited, and that the primary aim of the legislation was to ensure equal access to palliative care. However, statistics collected from its first two years indicate differently. Continue reading
Assisted suicide or compulsory death?
Jan 02, 2018
In the United States the assisted suicide debate is gaining momentum. As of this year, over twenty states introduced bills to legalise the practice, and despite each bill having been struck down, it appears that the deliberation is far from over. The Hill reports: Continue reading
Could confusion about “assisted dying” be behind high public support?
Dec 26, 2017
As New Zealand moves to vote on whether they should legalise assisted dying, a poll has revealed that most do not even understand what is meant by the term. The Curia research poll surveyed people about their views on “assisted dying,” and found that the more strongly that individuals supported it, the more likely they are to be confused about what it actually means. Continue reading
Canada ignores grave warnings against euthanasia
Dec 18, 2017
In Canada, Quebec’s Parti Québécois government is making the hard push to legalise what will likely be the most liberal assisted dying bill in North America. Not only will it encompass the already-existent physician-assisted suicide legislation, but it will add voluntary euthanasia to the list. Continue reading
Tim Hammond on assisted suicide: “Once we start up this ride, we won’t be able to get off”
Dec 15, 2017
Federal Member for Perth Tim Hammond spoke out against assisted suicide, pointing to the dangers it could lead to and the need for more comprehensive palliative care. Continue reading
AMA President Dr Michael Gannon warns WA not to follow VIC’s lead
Dec 11, 2017
In the face of Western Australia’s investigation into end of life choices last week, Australian Medical Association federal president Dr Michal Gannon addressed the state on the topic. Continue reading
Is euthanasia legal in Victoria because of personal experience?
Dec 05, 2017
Is it a mistake to see lawmaking on a life or death issue only through a prism of personal experience? Should politicians be required to weigh personal experience against an obligation to protect the most vulnerable in society when considering the laws before them? Continue reading