Saturday, November 27, 2010

Parnell's Euthanasia Bill Put To Death in SA Parliament

MP Mark Parnell's controversial voluntary euthanasia bill has thankfully been defeated in the South Australia's state parliament. It sought to amend the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act to allow a person to request to end their life.

Family First MLC Dennis Hood said the bill was "dangerous" and he was relieved it was defeated.

"Parliament has spoken loud and clear. Voluntary euthanasia for SA has been soundly defeated and should be moved off the agenda," he said.

Influential Port Pirie Catholic bishop Gregory O'Kelly was among the many vocal opponents of the bill, blaming the recent rise of minor political parties for "pushing death.

"It is a sadness that the first moves around our nation under our new political arrangement seem to be a promotion of death and abuse of marriage," he said in September.

smh.co.au

1 comment:

eutychus said...

"It is a sadness that the first moves around our nation under our new political arrangement seem to be a promotion of death and abuse of marriage,"

Well, you're not alone in that one. Thank God, there are still people in power who "have eyes to see" the danger of such misguided legislation will lead. May God grant them courage to keep up the fight.