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Key Bill a Passport to Suicide


The President of Right to Life Australia, Mrs Margaret Tighe, said today that the amendments being put forward by S.A. M.P. Stephanie Key, for her euthanasia bill will not, in any way, diminish its dangers.


“The bill is still a passport to suicide,” said Mrs Tighe, “because it will still give the right to people with a “terminal illness to have their lives ended.”

She continued, “I speak here of the many people who suffer from a chronic treatable condition – e.g. diabetes, heart disease, emphysema, severe asthma, kidney disease etc. for whom it will be easy to no longer accept treatment, as is their right. In so doing their illness in question will become “terminal” and the patient will have every right to say “palliative care is not acceptable to me” and so could request physician-assisted suicide.”

“I personally know of two cases of friends on dialysis, bad diabetics, both of whom ceased treatment because it had become too onerous for them. They subsequently died.”

“Under Key’s bill,” said Margaret Tighe, “they could request a speedy ending of life as could others whose illnesses become terminal by refusal of treatment.”

For further comment contact Margaret Tighe 0417 338 961


Vol Assisted Dying Bill discussion paper The Vic Andrews Govt has released a Discussion paper on its proposed Euthanasia Bill asking Victorians to help design the death bill! Prof Brian Owler, Chair-Ministerial Advisory Panel stated “… the panel will not consider feedback that expresses an opinion for or against assisted dying.  The panel asks for "feedback based on people's" expertise and experience to provide perspectives on the access, safeguards and practical considerations in creating a compassionate and safe assisted dying framework". Obviously the views of those "experienced" in the detail of killing patients are being sought but those who oppose the killing are excluded.  Express your opposition to the design of the killing programme! It is the next step in the deadly process. Send an email to the Panel by Mon 10 April 2017 to <>    Contact your MP and tell him/her you oppose the design of a bill which kills Victorians.  Email us for contact details.

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