Monday, 28 March 2011 14:49
Euthanasia poll - and Bill
In South Australia there is an almost constant stream of proposed legislation aimed at legalising euthanasia.
The latest Bill, by ALP MP Steph Key, is aimed at providing doctors with a 'defence'...
Ros Phillips, of Family Voice, says:
“Earlier bills have set up a scheme for legalised euthanasia. But Steph Key’s bill sets out a series of defences for doctors who kill their patients, or who actively counsel and aid them to commit suicide. The law prohibiting murder is fundamental to a peaceful society in which everyone is protected. Steph Key’s bill would remove that protection. It would allow a doctor to escape any penalty by claiming that the doctor had given a patient a lethal dose of drugs because the patient found life intolerable and expressly requested to be killed.”
Now euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke is planning to build a euthanasia clinic in South Australia and is looking for a 'suitable' location.
The Advertiser has an article on this and is running a poll: Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke eyes death clinic for Adelaide.
The question: Should a euthanasia clinic be built in Adelaide?
Please Vote NO - click here.