Essays Euthanasia Australia
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Your contribution will help us continue to make CWR available to all readers worldwide for free, without a subscription. Click here for more information on donating to CWR. Gwangju, South Korea, Feb 27, 2019 / pm (CNA).- As U. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet in Vietnam this week, a South Korean archbishop sees the host country as a model for the development of economic and religious freedoms in the isolated country.
Two doctors must verify the requester's eligibility, and the person must make three requests for assisted suicide or euthanasia.
Those seeking to end their lives must have lived in Victoria for at least a year, and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
In Victoria, we have entered a moment in which we are called to join this task,” they said.
“We object to the unnecessary taking of a human life; we object to the diminishment of the love that can be given and received in the last days of our loved ones; we object to the lack of adequate funding for excellent palliative care; we object to state-sponsored practices that facilitate suicide; and most of all we object to the lazy idea that the best response our community can offer a person in acute suffering is to end their life.” The bishops said that Catholics should accompany those dying, providing them with love and friendship until the last moment of their life.
According to The Australian, pro-life supporters held a vigil outside Parliament House in Melbourne June 18.
Denise Cameron, president of Pro-life Victoria, said the law is still widely opposed by those in the medical field.