Hartland's Euthanasia Push - Update

The motion of Greens MLC Colleen Hartland seeking referral of the issue of euthanasia for the terminally ill to the Law Reform Commission has bitten the dust! Thank you to all of you who responded to our call for action.

However, a much less dangerous move has been suggested by the government for the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry comprising MPs - into end of life matters. This will have to be closely watched.

The last time the Victorian Parliament established a parliamentary inquiry into "Dying with Dignity" in 1987 the first recommendation was a firm NO to legalising patient killing.

The emphasis of this committee should be how to improve a patient's life even as they are dying.

Margaret Tighe
President


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