More terminally ill Victorians meet euthanasia criteria to end their lives

Excerpt from article By Matt Johnston, Herald Sun – 28 August 2019

A growing number of terminally ill Victorians have met the criteria for the state’s euthanasia scheme, and have been approved to access life-ending medication.

Eleven terminally ill Victorians have been granted permits to access lethal medication if they choose, under the state’s first voluntary euthanasia scheme. The Herald Sun can reveal that the patients were assessed by at least two doctors and met strict criteria which includes having less than six months left to live. This means they can now be prescribed lethal medication, which must be kept in a locked box before being self-administered.

Why Has New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Betrayed the Disability Sector?

Reproduced from Media Release 24 August 2019 - Ken Orr, Spokesperson, Right to Life New Zealand

More than half of the unborn children in New Zealand with Down syndrome are killed before they are born. This is a violation of their human rights and a crime against humanity.

Right to Life believes that this is state sponsored genocide disguised as health care against a clearly defined group within our community.

Can the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, be trusted? 

40 Babies Born Alive Following Failed Abortions Over Three Years

Reproduced from Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. London, United Kingdom 22 August 2019

SPUC has questioned the figures surrounding abortion survivors in the United Kingdom, after it has emerged that at least 40 babies were born alive after failed abortion attempts between 2016 and 2018 across three American states.

The new state data has been described as ‘disturbing’ by SPUC Chief Executive, John Smeaton, after it revealed that following failed abortions, 19 babies were born alive in Florida, 11 in Minnesota and 10 in Arizona across a period of three years.

Our Counsellors Continue To Stand In The Gap


Please take the enclosed flyer and place in your church, office or other venue to encourage women (and men) to utilise our life saving service

Our counsellors continue to stand in the gap for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. The prevailing worldview loudly proclaims: “My Body, My Choice”. It is not politically correct to even suggest that may be terminating the life of an unborn baby is not morally right. Yet when women are personally in that position of experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, they can be very conflicted.

Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

New South Wales Parliament debate 6/8/2019

The Hon. Mr DOMINIC PERROTTET MLA (Epping—Treasurer) (LIB)

The Hon. Mr DOMINIC PERROTTET MLA (Epping—Treasurer) (LIB)

"Today we have a choice set before us that goes to the core of who we are and who we want to be, a choice that will define us as a parliament, as a place and as a people. That choice is whether we recognise that the unborn also have human rights. I believe the purpose of this Parliament is not to be a platform for the privileged but a voice for the voiceless vulnerable who cannot speak up for themselves. On this issue the supporters of the bill are ignoring that obligation. They are also on the wrong side of history."

Dr Gillespie urges Nationals colleagues to consider state abortion bill carefully

Carla Mascarenhas ~ Excerpt Reproduced from Wauchope Gazette 21/8/19

Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie had this to say: He believes the legislation is unnecessary because abortion was "decriminalised in 1971 and it is not a crime if you have a lawful abortion in NSW".

Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Federal MPs and the Abortion Debate in NSW

Excerpt from SBS News 22 August 2019

In recent weeks, the former Nationals party leader, Hon Barnaby Joyce MP who now sits on the backbench, has taken a leading role in the fight against the push to decriminalise abortion in NSW.

The NSW Abortion Debate 2019

Australia has recently been reminded of its disgraceful record on government-funded abortions with the NSW parliament engaged in a fiery debate over the total legislation of abortion until birth!

 To our utter disgrace this is now the situation in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland with South Australia poised to follow suit after the usual "government inquiry".


  • Contact your MP's asking them to vote against the WA government's euthanasia bill soon to be introduced into the WA parliament in August. (see enclosed list of Parliamentarians)
  • This follows the passage of similar legislation in the Victorian parliament.
  • Patients in WA will be able to have their lives ended if medical opinion is that they will die in less than 12 months from a terminal illness.
  • The WA bill will even allow a nurse practitioner to give the green light to euthanasia as a second opinion.

Palliative care work will endure

We won’t let the introduction of voluntary assisted dying overshadow our ongoing commitment to the sick. By Natasha Michael ,The Age 23/05/19

What matters most? Over the past week, Australians have contemplated this very question as they pondered their future and cast their votes at the federal election. Palliative Care Week calls for Australians to consider once again: what matters most?

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