|South Australian Parliament|
South Australia has had gone through a constant series of attempts to legalize assisted suicide. On January 5, South Australian MP Steph Key also stated her intention of introducing a bill to legalize euthanasia by "Living Will."
Fortunately, South Australia is also where Paul Russell the founder and leader of HOPE Australia lives. Russell is working with a Coalition, including people with disabilities, legislators and doctors, who oppose the legalization of euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.
|Paul Russell, Alex Schadenberg,|
Leesa Vhalos, & Dr. Britton
Adelaide Australia, June 2012.
The article in the Adelaide Advertiser stated that the Bob Such euthanasia bill would establish a panel of 8 people to oversee the euthanasia law in South Australia. It is interesting that the euthanasia lobby continues to promote these ineffective and toothless committees that are established to examine the euthanasia deaths, after the person has died. It is ridiculous that the euthanasia lobby insists that after-the-death reporting can actually protect a vulnerable person from having euthanasia imposed upon them.
The Advertiser article that was written by Lauren Novak also stated that the "Cause of death would not be listed as suicide or homicide." In other words, the Coroner will be ordered to lie on the death certificate.
It is interesting that Novak concludes the article in the Advertiser by stating:
"Canadian anti-euthanasia expert Alex Schadenberg visited Adelaide to brief MPs before the vote about the risks of abuse or misuse of euthanasia.
He said international statistics showed there were cases where euthanasia was performed without the consent of the patient.
The medical profession should be improving palliative care, he said."In June 2012 I met with Novak for one hour and gave her information about the recent studies in Belgium and the Netherlands that prove that significant abuse is occurring. To this day, Novak has yet to publish her interview with me, even though she continually reports on euthanasia and assisted suicide.
To learn more about the practice of euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands order the recent book by Alex Schadenberg: Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.
Paul Russell is a great leader and he is the Vice Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International.