Nitschke says Victorian euthanasia bill ‘unworkable’

The Australian 22 November 2017 Family First Comment: Victoria makes a deadly decision – and even then, the supporters aren’t happy, because it doesn’t go far enough! Philip Nitschke has described the Victorian government’s voluntary assisted dying bill as the “world’s most unworkable end-of-life law” as he warned the legislation would not satisfy all those seeking ¬assisted suicide. The country’s …

Fatally flawed – Aussie state legalises euthanasia

Historic euthanasia laws pass in Australian state of Victoria Stuff co.nz 22 November 2017 Family First Comment: “The Australian Medical Association said the passing of the legislation marked a significant shift in medical practice in Victoria. “The outcome of this parliamentary vote will cause anguish for some members of our profession, as well as the public,” AMA Victoria president Lorraine …

Extremist Victoria Says Yes, NSW Says No To Euthanasia

Media Release 23 November 2017 Family First NZ says that Victoria has gone against the worldwide trend and introduced a flawed and dangerous assisted suicide law – a week after the New South Wales upper house voted down a similar bill. “Victoria is well known for its extremist laws, including its extreme abortion law which allows abortion on demand right …

Voluntary assisted dying bill defeated in NSW upper house

Sydney Morning Herald 16 November 2017 Family First Comment: “I have not yet seen it possible to develop adequate legislative safeguards to protect people from the misuse of these laws. I have not yet seen a legislative model in this area that cannot be exploited or manipulated. And I cannot support any gaps for exploitation when the consequences are so …

Defeat Of Assisted Suicide Law in NSW Welcomed

Media Release 17 November 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming news that the New South Wales upper house has voted down a bill on assisted suicide. “Safe euthanasia is a myth. The Australian political leaders have realised this and voted accordingly, and New Zealand politicians should do likewise,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. NSW Labour health …

Doctor Orders Family To Hold Down Patient For Lethal Injection (Netherlands)

Independent 5 February 2017 Family First Comment: It just gets worse! And add to that….. “The Dutch Parliament is considering revising the euthanasia laws to allow anyone older than 75 who is “tired of life” to have the right to assisted suicide, widening the current restriction which limits the practice to the terminally ill.” A Dutch doctor who ordered an …

Margreet: “She was euthanized without consent. They decided.”

In the new film “Fatal Flaws” (Spring 2018) filmmaker Kevin Dunn questions the long term effects of assisted death laws on society. One of the most shocking stories came from a woman named Margreet whose mother was euthanized without request. Margreet (The Netherlands) was on her way to the hospital to see her mother who was just admitted with a …

Terminally ill-groom drops a happy bombshell on his wedding guests

NZ Herald 12 November 2017 Family First Comment: And this is the problem with euthanasia. Doctors can get it wrong – so we just can’t take the risk! “A groom who had been told he had just weeks to live used his wedding to tell guests that he wasn’t dying and had actually been misdiagnosed.” www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz A groom who had …

Is euthanasia for psychological suffering changing Belgian medicine?

MercatorNet 7 November 2017 Family First Comment: Disturbing to see what’s happening in Belgium. “Death by euthanasia in Belgium is, generally, no longer regarded as an exception requiring special justification. Instead, it is often regarded as a normal death and a benefit not to be restricted to without special justification.” Belgium’s debate over euthanasia for psychological suffering is heating up. …

World Medical Association reiterates strong opposition to physician assisted suicide

World Medical Association 27 October 2017 Family First Comment: When the professionals who would have to implement a proposed law vehemently oppose it, there are serious questions to be asked about the merit of the law. www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz The WMA and its national member medical associations, which include the Australian Medical Association, have strongly reiterated their long-standing opposition to physician assisted …