Dying with Dignity
We all deserve the choice of a voluntary assisted death
By Prof Ross Fitzgerald (AM)
A major source of opposition to voluntary assisted dying is the Catholic Church and other religious hierarchies. “Voluntary and “choice are concepts that churches like to reserve for their autocracies but not apply to individuals. They demand control , not only over their memberships but over the rest of us as well. In Australia, as elsewhere, minority ecclesiastical autocracies still remain powerful in their fight against same-sex marriage and voluntary assisted dying. Yet more than 70 per cent of Catholics, Anglicans and other church-goers in Australia support voluntary assisted dying. Unfortunately, the fact is that the church hierarchies still find fertile ground among our cautious political elites who all too frequently are prepared to ignore the views of the majority of voters and maintain the status quo of a federal parliament that still starts its day in Christian prayer.
Click for SMH article by Ross FitzgeraldÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Click for Ross Fitzgerald’s speech at the DWD NSW AGM on 28 May 2016 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Dying with Dignity NSW, May 31, 2016