Its supporters will always find new borders to cross and new rules to transgress
An Australian short film about euthanasia is a comic hit.
How a person dies affects others, not just in the present but in the future.
How can you make killing safe?
When doctors are authorised to kill their patients, fundamental social values undergo a tectonic shift
A union for Australian nurses is backing euthanasia
Paul Kelly fears that it will change the country for ever.
Interrogate belief systems; don’t dismiss them
Another one-sided report on euthanasia, this time in the Australian state of Victoria
Health reforms include improvements in palliative care.
Burns practicing certificate and announces plans for a right-to-die campaign
This week's Q&A allowed euthanasia campaigner Andrew Denton to dominate the discussion.
Severe conditions placed on Philip Nitschke's registration
Philip Nitschke is making a stand on the validity of rational suicide.
Philip Nitschke is forcing Australians to see how serious assisted suicide is.
The roll out of Exit International and Dr Philip Nitschke’s latest project, the provision of kits that include a nitrogen cylinder to bring about death by suffocation, should ring alarm bells with the Australian public and regulatory authorities.
After the international publicity given to "Doctor Death", Jayant Patel, a surgeon who was jailed for seven years for manslaughter and grievous bodily harm, the last thing the Australian state of Queensland needs is bad publicity about bad doctors. However, the state government is investigating reports that a hospital doctor was responsible for several deaths.
Here's an excellent little debate between a doctor who supports legalised euthanasia in Australia and one who opposes it. Well worth a look. Hat tip to Paul Russell, of HOPE.
Your Last Right, an Australian euthanasia lobby group, has collected an impressive list of more than 100 “ambassadors” for “ the legal right to request and obtain medical assistance to end their lives with dignity”. It contains some familiar names – Philip Adams, Bob Brown, Leslie Cannold, Peter Singer, for instance. But there are some surprises, at least for me: footie legend Ron Barassi, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, “social identity” Lady Susan Renouf, and Major General Alan Stretton. Here is the full list for those who are interested.
One of the smartest spokesmen for a Catholic stand on bioethics is Australian Bishop Anthony Fisher. Here he is interviewed by the ABC program 7.30 NSW. There are no softball questions and he hits most of them out of the park. (An analogy for American readers.)
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