NewsHub 19 November 2018
Family First Comment: If being ‘conservative’ means being against drugs and for life, then be 100% ‘conservative’, Simon.
On Monday morning AM Show host Duncan Garner quizzed the 42-year-old on a few thorny topics currently before Parliament.
The End of Life Choice Bill from ACT leader David Seymour is currently in select committee after passing its first reading in November last year. Mr Seymour says it will allow eligible people to “end their lives in peace and dignity, surrounded by loved ones”.
Mr Bridges voted against the Bill even being read, but didn’t vote on whether it should go to select committee. When it comes up for its second reading, Mr Bridges says he’s “likely to vote against it”.
“It’s simply because I do believe life’s important,” he told Garner.
“What’s also true is I’ve looked around and I’ve seen research on what’s happened in other parts of the world, and it is a bit of a thin edge of the wedge in my view. That is you start narrow, but you see people who perhaps aren’t at that very serious end of pain and suffering and illness receiving it, and I worry about that.”
Different forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal in various European countries and US states, Canada, Japan and Colombia.