The following post is from the Australian Hope Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide website 17th November 2016 and is by founder and director Paul Russell. Paul has fought tirelessly to halt the advance of the culture of death in Australia and that country is indebted to him for his efforts. Reads
The latest in a long line of euthanasia bills was debated in the South Australian Parliament today.
As I sat at my desk last night to listen to the euthanasia debate in the South Australian Parliament I began to write the words of an email to supporters that I expected to be sending sometime during the night advising them that, for the first time since 1995, we had lost debate on a euthanasia bill in an Australian legislature.
The Death with Dignity Bill 2016 was the second bill debated this year. It came closely on the heels of an abandoned recent attempt in the same parliament to enact a ‘Belgium style’ bill. That bill was deemed to be a bridge too far for the parliament and the substitute new bill was seen by many to be more moderate – a ‘good-cop-bad-cop’ scenario. That kind of thinking clearly influenced a number of members of parliament.