Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Australian paedophile approved for euthanasia after serving one year in jail.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

Lucy Slade reported for Australia's Adelaide News on August 29, 2023 that Malcolm Day, sentenced to 20 years in prison in June 2022, has been approved for euthanasia in South Australia. Slade reported:

Malcolm Day, 81, is thought to be the first prisoner in the nation to be granted a voluntary assisted dying permit after having been diagnosed with a terminal illness, believed to be cancer.

Day was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Candice Prosser reported for ABC News Australia on June 23, 2022, after Day was convicted:

The South Australian District Court heard Malcolm Winston Day, now aged 80, will die in prison after avoiding punishment for his crimes for decades.

After he was recently convicted and jailed for sexually abusing a young student in the 1980s, another victim, who had been disbelieved at the time, came forward.

Judge Jo-Anne Deuter strongly condemned Day's crimes and his subsequent denial to authorities."You presented to the world as a respected music teacher, an upstanding citizen and a family man, however this was a charade based on a lifetime of lies," she said
Prosser also reported Judge Deuter as stating:
She said the victim was a promising young musician whose life had been forever changed by Day's predatory behaviour.

"She has carried the burden of your abuse and lies for over 40 years," Judge Deuter said.

The court heard the victim has struggled with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and turned away from music after the offending, which was a loss she also had to grieve.The first three people to die by euthanasia in Canada's correctional system were aboriginal Canadians.
Malcolm Day's victims suffered for 40 years and instead of serving his sentence for his natural life, he has been approved to die by euthanasia.

Australia's Philip Nitschke, possibly the world's most notorious promoter of assisted suicide told Slade:
"By the sound of it, he satisfies all the conditions of the South Australian assisted dying legislation," Nitschke said.

"So there should be no impediment… he should be given the option that any other person would have if they were terminally ill."
Ivan Zinger
In April 2023, Ivan Zinger, Canada's Correctional Investigator, told Kathleen Martens reporting for the APTN network, that euthanasia should never be done in the prison. He stated:
“Under no circumstances should the procedure of MAiD be dealt with inside a penitentiary,”

“That is highly problematic, unethical and immoral in my view. I think we would be the only jurisdiction in the world who would do that.

Canada has the highest rate of prison euthanasia in the world.

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