This article by Paul Russell of HOPE Australia, a re-post from MercatorNet on Oct 3 2016, really encapsulates the arguments as to why legalising Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are in fact very bad ideas indeed. Let’s forget the emotional handwringers who try to make a case for doctors killing or assisting in the killing of their patients and get down to the real hard facts of what decriminalisation would actually mean for us as a society. Reads…
One of Australia’s most respected journalists, Paul Kelly, has kicked back against what some of his journalistic colleagues have been treating as a rising tide in favour of euthanasia. Kelly is a former editor of The Australian, a television pundit and the author of eight books on Australian politics. Politicians will listen carefully to what he says.
“Legalise euthanasia and compassionate society dies too”, published in The Weekend Australian, is a serious look at euthanasia in the places where it has been made legal. Kelly concludes that society is irrevocably damaged by the introduction of the practice of doctors killing people.
He opens with an emotional plea:
“If you love your parents, respect your children, care for your society and think compassionately about your world then it is time to open your hearts when a jurisdiction legalises killing or, as it is called, euthanasia.”