|Prime Minister Tony Abbott|
"I don't support euthanasia."An article in the Sydney Morning Herald examines both sides of the euthanasia debate.
In response to the recent euthanasia bill introduced by the Tasmanian legislature Abbott said:
Tasmania, unlike a Commonwealth territory, was entitled to do what it thought best.
"I don't support euthanasia."
"The problem with changing the law here is that it will lead to people who aren't in imminent danger of death being assisted to die."
He agreed that doctors quite possibly now applied pain relief with the intention of speeding death.
"I think the situation that we've got at the moment is a perfectly acceptable one," he said.