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Importance of assisted dying legislation and the chance to use it!

This Canadian story highlights key issues about the kind of assisted dying legislation that’s needed, the hurdles being put in the way of those who want to use it and the cruel choice for those who can’t – starve yourself to death. Linda Crabtree, a Member of

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WA well on the move to VAD legislation

The WA Health Minister Roger Cook has joined a number of his Labor colleagues including the Premier in calling for voluntary assisted dying legislation “to enable people to take control of their lives in their final stages”.  Read more.

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Desmond Tutu is a great supporter of assisted dying

Desmond Tutu continues to be a great supporter of voluntary assisted dying laws and of compassion, fairness and dignity in dying.  As he says: “Regardless of what you might choose for yourself, why should you deny others the right to make this choice?”  We wish more of his

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More damage to good people

Yet another example of the terrible damage being done to good people by the absence of a voluntary assisted dying law.  How many more will it take for the hearts and minds of politicians and doctrinaire religious campaigners to be prised open? This article from the ABC

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What do you think is a good death?

All of us bring many different perspectives to the issue of death.  Thinking what a good death would be is the first step to making it happen, or increasing the chances that it will happen for us. The excellent Grattan Institute report, Dying Well, says (page 8):

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Shame on the SA politicians who refused to explain themselves

Rose’s Story – This is of the most harrowing stories we’ve seen, of so many harrowing stories, of the terrible harm being done to people and their loved ones by the failure of politicians to vote to help people with the most profound suffering, to work for

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Damage being done

Opponents of voluntary assisted dying remain silent about the terrible suicides and other harm being caused by the  inhumane legal prohibition.  Doctors are prohibited from legally providing assistance to people at the end of their lives to end their terrible suffering through an assisted death.  We hear about

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Great WA result for voluntary assisted dying legislation

Great news – WA has elected a Premier who supports voluntary assisted dying legislation and his views were well known before the election. Mark McGowan will become the 4th Premier to support such legislation, following Tasmanian Lara Giddings, SA’s Jay Weatherill and Victoria’s Daniel Andrews. Our then

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A fate worse than death

“She asked the facility’s doctors for help. They told her she would have to starve herself. She tried but couldn’t. She has asked us to ease her out of life, but that is beyond us too. So she prays, asking God to take her.” We come across

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Progress in US – Hawaii this time

Hawaii has passed a major stage towards their assisted dying legislation.  Read more If passed, Hawaii would join the 5 US States with similar legislation – Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California and Colorado – Washington DC, and Montana which has a court ruling making assisted dying legal. 20 other States

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