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

Filed on 14 October 2019 in Food For Thought category. Print This Page

See https://blog.canberradeclaration.org.au/2019/10/11/i-want-to-end-my-life-a-reflection-on-the-ongoing-push-for-a-right-to-die/

For the suicidal, for the person with terminal illness, for the person with a philosophy of “doing it my way in my time with help as I demand it” relevant to the current euthanasia debate.


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.

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