Wesley J. Smith: Euthanasia Virus Spreads to Australia

Death on Demand

(NRO) – One hundred years ago people did often die in agony, and yet, there was very little talk about legalizing euthanasia. Today, suffering can be greatly ameliorated in almost all cases, and yet the cause of “death with dignity” is promoted more energetically than suicide prevention.

Indeed, a suicide prevention nonprofit has even stated that terminally ill people requesting doctor-prescribed death should not receive prevention services–spitting in the face of the hospice approach founded by the great medical humanitarian, Dr. (Dame) Cecily Saunders.

Now, Victoria, Australia is on the verge of legalizing euthanasia (in some cases) and assisted suicide. CONTINUE