South Australia - Euthanasia Bill
The South Australian Government is about to consider and vote on a bill to legalise euthanasia.
Ros Phillips of FamilyVoice Australia, has provided us with the following information about the Bill.
They have written a Vox Alert and a Briefing Paper to help people in South Australia to contact their MPs and ask them to VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL!
South Australians, you have ONE MP in the House of Assembly and ALL Members in the Legislative Council.
Contact details for SA MPs - click here.
About the BILL
Ros writes ...
"Another bill to legalise euthanasia is before the SA Legislative Council, sponsored by Greens MP Mark Parnell. Mr Parnell says he will put it to the vote on 28 October - in just a few weeks.
The outcome is likely to be very close.
Our national policy officer Richard Egan has closely studied the legislation - called the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Voluntary Euthanasia) Amendment Bill 2008.
Richard Egan says it is one of the most reckless euthanasia bills ever proposed in Australia. There has been no discussion in the media of its disturbing provisions.
The VoxAlert explains the problems with the bill and what we can do about it.