News with keyword: Voluntary euthanasia (VE)

Posted on Friday 29th May 2015 at 8:24am

An anti-euthanasia lobby group refused to open any of its conference sessions to the public last weekend.

Last weekend in Adelaide, Australia, delegates from around the world congregated at a conference convened by Paul Russell's group, "HOPE". The conference's purpose was to share information in opposition to assisted dying law reform. It was held in Adelaide partly because it is described as the 'virtual epicenter' of moves to legalise voluntary euthanasia. That's a great credit to Frances Coombe and her team at the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society, who work tirelessly towards reform that the overwhelming majority of citizens want.

But here's the rub. Despite being an international conference with a public website advertising its value and program, it was open only to "anyone who opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide."

How curious.

When I chaired the global World Federation of Right To Die Societies conference in Melbourne, Australia in 2010, of course we had closed sessions for our people. That's natural and proper.

Keywords: Voluntary euthanasia (VE) | Australia | South Australia | Paul Russell | Lobbying: Opponents

 

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Posted on Sunday 17th May 2015 at 7:28pm

New assisted dying law reform hub is launched.

The launch of DyingForChoice.com, a service dedicated to reasoned argument in supported of assisted dying law reform, and underpinned by sound evidence, has been announced.

Keywords: Physician-assisted dying (PAD) | Voluntary euthanasia (VE) | Assisted dying (AD) | Legislative reform | Lobbying: Supporters

 

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Dutch and Belgian VAD rates have levelled off

The voluntary assisted dying rates of both the Netherlands and Belgium have levelled off - at different, culturally-bound values - as my analysis six years ago predicted.