All attempts to legalise voluntary euthanasia protect doctors from prosecution and endanger the lives of their patients.
The Following article is from the MercatorNet.com website
The criminal law in Australia holds that the intentional taking of human life is a major criminal offence. This accords with the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Australia is a signatory, which declares that the right to the integrity of every person’s life is equal, inherent, inviolable, inalienable and should be protected by law.
Since the intentional taking of human life is the specific aim of every euthanasia law, such a law would be unique in the following critically important ways:
- it would intend to subvert the existing law,
- it would fail to respect the principle that all are equal before the law,
- it would fail to respect the principle that all human lives have equal value and
- it would attempt to gain legal recognition for the concept of life not worth living.