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, a letter or, best of all, a face-to-face meeting. Or tell DwDTas your stories so we can document them and add to the many we have already. They can be anonymous or not, brief or lengthy.
The core focus of the debate on voluntary assisted dying legislation must be the people it is designed to help – competent adults with intolerable, unrelievable suffering due to very serious medical conditions, and who have no chance of recovery or other options to improve their condition or relieve their suffering to their satisfaction. The main aim of the legislation is to give people and their doctors the choice to end suffering through an assisted death, within a carefully safeguarded system.
We have added detailed stories to our website in this section. We intend to add more as we head towards the debate on the new Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016. The date is not yet known but will be after Parliament resumes on 7 March 2017.
Contact MPs to tell them you support the Bill even if you don’t have a personal experience.