Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Australia: Another Commentary On The Euthanasia Debate

This is another piece worth reading about the euthanasia/assisted suicide debate in Australia.
Do you have the right to die?
Prosecutions were pointless… the offender was already dead. Assisting anyone in any way to take his or her own life is still a serious criminal offence.
Penalty? Ten years.
So while you can take your own life, you put in jeopardy anyone you may ask to assist you in the task.
Even if the assistance is rendered for the most humane and compassionate reasons at the conscientious request of a loved one suffering through a terminal illness, the law as it stands determines that it is a crime. more

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