Compassion and respect

Update on this week

There were 2 letters in the Examiner today, one in favour of getting on with the legalisation of assisted dying and a letter by Margaret Sing, President of DwDTas following up the 15 July article.

Here’s the text:

What a stark and revealing contrast of Christian views on the new voluntary assisted dying Bill later this year (Examiner 14/7).  On the one hand, Ian Wood, Christians Supporting Choice, representing the vast majority of Christians with a caring, compassionate, tolerant approach and wanting people to have the chance to make their own choices.  On the other hand, Mark Brown, Australian Christian Lobby, representing a tiny group, declaring his view is the only one and showing no compassion for people with terrible end-of-life suffering and no respect for anyone else’s choices.  If he doesn’t want any medical assistance because it will cut across his God’s plan for him, that’s his choice.  But he has no right to impose it on anyone else.

(http://www.examiner.com.au/story/3217929/letters-for-saturday-july-18-2015/?cs=100)

We know that more letters have been sent to the paper and we hope they too are printed.

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