Thursday, August 21, 2008

Australia's biggest selling daily newspaper against Australia's Euthanasia Bill

The editorial in today's Herald Sun newspaper titled: Deadly debate we must have, states that the euthanasia bill that was introduced by Greens MP Colleen Hartland, "lacks at the very least controls that might prevent accidental deaths."

Sydney Australia's Herald Sun is the biggest selling daily newspaper in Australia.

The editorial also states that:
"Not only are there obvious flaws in this process, which would need to be under far stricter protocols, there are other equally important considerations.

The patients themselves may feel themselves under pressure to end their lives. They might consider themselves a burden to their family or they might have been manipulated by others."

The editorial concludes by stating:
"The only approach to such an issue is to call on an expert panel for its recommendations. What is being put forward is a deadly prescription."

Link to the Editorial:
http://www.news.com.au:80/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24214927-24218,00.html

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