Compassion and respect

The Prime Minister’s response – ignorant and lacking compassion and humanity

And what was the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s response when asked about assisted dying legislation in Hobart following the Andrew Denton publicity? “It isn’t a measure that I would support personally … it’s fraught with practical difficulties and of course fraught with very significant moral difficulties”.  Read more …

The major moral difficulties are what the Prime Minister’s response shows – abysmal ignorance and prejudice, an absence of compassion and an absence of respect for everyone’s moral choices not just for those of the Liberal Party’s  religious right conservative power-brokers.  His response is in line with Tasmanian Liberal MPs – not a single one has voted for or come out publicly in favour of a legal assisted dying choice – and NSW and WA Liberals – none voted for their last Bills.

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