Media Release: This post was first released to the media on 24th September 2014
Maryan Street was the sponsor of the lethal Private Members “End of Life Choices” bill, This bill was withdrawn from the ballot box in September 2013. The reason given was to avoid it being a ‘distraction’, should it have been drawn before the 2014 general election. Marion Street pledged to return the bill to the ballot immediately after the election. She said “this will be one of my first actions”. Fortunately, a higher authority has decided otherwise as Maryan Street was not returned to Parliament in the 2014 General Election.
This pernicious bill if passed, would allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. There is no dignity in being killed by your doctor. This bill is part of a culture of death and is a threat to the lives of the vulnerable in society; the disabled, the elderly and the seriously ill. Right to Life believes that should this bill be passed into law the right to die would soon become a duty to die, with many persons being murdered without their consent or knowledge. We can say this because that is exactly what is happening in the few jurisdictions around the world foolish enough to legislate for the decriminalization of Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide.