Saturday, May 7, 2011

Aussie: Legalizing Euthanasia On Hold - For Now

Some reason to be guardedly optimistic about attempts to legalize euthanasia in Aussie - at least for now.
Bill to allow euthanasia in limited circumstances looks likely to fail in Parliament
HOPE remains for a law allowing euthanasia despite Parliament dealing another model a near-mortal blow.
All five MPs speaking yesterday indicated they would move to block a euthanasia plan supported by Health Minister John Hill to give doctors a legal defence for providing pain-relieving drugs that hasten death.
Independent MP Bob Such said yesterday he was confident the opposition to the proposal, drafted by Labor backbencher Steph Key, did not close the door on a more regulated euthanasia plan being brought into law in the future. more

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