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The intentional abortion of a pregnancy is not the same as a natural abortion -miscarriage). Right to Life Australia works to oppose the intentional abortion of the life of all unborn children which, in all states of Australia is legal and available from conception to “due-date” dependent on state.


It is important that women in crisis pregnancy situations are presented with the life-giving choice of adoption and are informed of resources and support available to them.


Euthanasia or physician assisted suicide is the practice of intentionally ending a person’s life.

Euthanasia can be carried out either by taking actions, including giving a lethal injection, or by not doing what is necessary to keep a person alive (such as failing to keep their feeding tube going).

'Extraordinary' medical care. It is not euthanasia if a patient dies as a result of refusing extraordinary or burdensome medical treatment.

It is not euthanasia to give a drug in order to reduce pain, even though the drug may cause the patient to die sooner. This is because the doctor's intention was to relieve the pain, not to kill the patient. It is referred to as the 'double effect".


"It's not up to you - autonomy no argument for euthanasia"    

 Associate Professor Marion Harris MBBS FRACP and Professor Haydn Walters MA DM DSc FRCP FRACP FCCP FthorSoc Emeritus Proessor of Medicin, University of Tasmania and Emeritus Seniour Physician at the Roayl Hobart Hospital 

 Is "voluntary assisted dying' in Queensland really going to remain voluntary or safe?

Dr John Buchanan MBBS, MMED, DPM, FRACP, FRANZCP Consultant Psychiatrist, Assoc Professor  Odette Spruijt, MBChB, Dip.Obs., FRACP, FRAChPM and Professor E H Walters MAA DM DSc FRCP FRACP FThorSoc Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Tasmania and Emeritus Senior Physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Ten points you may not know about euthanasia and assisted suicide around the world

Pat Dodson’s warning on legalised euthanasia       Pat Dodson,  'The Australian' 5/10/19

Call to Action

Foetal Development

The development of the baby from embryo stage to 9 months gestation is an extraordinary part of human life.  The stages of development are marked by different features, which include development of organs, increase in growth, and display of many activities eg sucking thumb, tumbling, and presence of pain sensory mechanisms.

Human Embryo Experimentation

Although the potential applications of human embryonic stem cells and therapeutic cloning have alleged medical benefits, these technologies necessitate the destruction of human embryos. Right to Life Australia stands against any experimentation on human embryos because human life begins at the moment of conception and the dignity, right to life and integrity of human embryos must always be defended.

Pregnancy Help

One of the practical ways that Right to Life can assist mothers and fathers is the provision of pregnancy counselling and referral to external agencies who are able to assist those in crisis pregnancy.  We operate a confidential telephone counselling service Pregnancy Counselling Australia www.pregnancycounsellingaustralia.com.au phone 1300 737 732.

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