Compassion and respect


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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The UK is also failing to respond with compassion and respect

“Kevin was angry that he could not choose a dignified death once his suffering became too much to bear.”  Read more …

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Ex-nun with MS wants the right to decide – Ireland

The right to choose for herself – an ex-nun in Ireland tells her story.  Read more …

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Real people, real suffering

URGENT Tasmanian MPs need to hear the terrible reality that other Tasmanians face or that has been faced by your loved one/s. Real stories are the best evidence of why we need the legislation.  Please contact your MPs directly – it can be a phone call, an email,

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Progress in other States – NSW and Victoria

While Tasmania is still in line to be the first State with assisted dying legislation because a Bill has already been introduced into the Parliament, other States are moving towards it. A new Assisted Dying Bill will be debated in NSW this year.  It was announced just

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