Food For Thought

 

Letters to The West Australian and MLCs re Voluntary Assisted Dying

Read Full Article Filed on 08 November 2019

The first (death) is consequential to good medicine, the second is euthanasia and cannot ever be called good medicine. The difference is critical and has been recognised for millennia.

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Declarations

Read Full Article Filed on 02 November 2019

List of Declarations – some for doctors, some for everyone 2006  Medicine with Morality Manifesto 2009  The People’s Charter 2010  Conscience in Medicine Declaration 2010  Canberra Declaration 2011  San Jose Articles 2012  Dublin Declaration 2014  Geneva Declaration on Perinatal Care 2015  Compassionate Care Alliance 2019  WMA Declaration on Euthanasia

Turning Doctors into Killers. Understanding what’s at stake

Read Full Article Filed on 16 October 2019

The Code of Medicine is to save life and not to kill, to relieve distress until the final breath. Palliative Care specialists know that no one need ever die in pain, yet pain is the constant chorus of those pushing for killing to be a solution. Heed the words of the Palliative Care specialists – they do know.

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill in WA letter to paper

Read Full Article Filed on 15 October 2019

Medically assisted killing is not necessary. As a society we must not break, we must not destroy this foundational Code of Medicine to ease the way, but never to kill.

“I want to end my life” – a reflection on the ongoing push for a right to die

Read Full Article Filed on 14 October 2019

Let’s be clear – we must never give legal approval for people to die and doctors must never be involved in killing. To give compassionate and skilled medical care to the very end of a patient’s life, to ease the way, yes, that is our role and duty and privilege, but never to kill.

With Reverence and Awe

Read Full Article Filed on 15 September 2019

With Reverence and Awe – A Reminder “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28 NIV) It was about 10 days before writing this that Lizzie (my wife) read a selection from 1 Cor 11 with verse […]

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Orwellian Doublespeak and the NSW Abortion Bill

Read Full Article Filed on 04 September 2019

How can it be that Members of Parliament in Australia would vote to give legislative approval to pulling off baby’s arms and legs at a time when nerve pathways have been laid down and the child – no longer safe in what should be the safe-house womb – is screaming and writhing in silent agony.

The Passion of Medicine, Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Read Full Article Filed on 26 August 2019

Which was it? the thrill of the chase of the elusive diagnosis? the triumph of solving the puzzle? the entrée into people’s lives? the adventure of saving life? the awe, excitement and responsibility of the birth? the presence during the last illness?
To ease the way, but never to intentionally kill

A Time for Miracles

Read Full Article Filed on 16 August 2019

Our God is a God of miracles. Friends, let us pray that God will give us at least a temporary respite against this relentless push. Yes, please Lord God may You turn back the evils of abortion in NSW, euthanasia/PAS in WA, transgenderism nationally and enshrine freedom of belief in our land.

Slaughter of the Innocents: Of Dolphins & Humans

Read Full Article Filed on 15 August 2019

The napalm girl haunted us. May we be haunted by the mental image of an 18-week unborn baby on the rack in what should be its safe-house, being pulled apart. Please imagine that just for a moment… then get angry.