Dying with Dignity: it’s a no-brainer.

Dying with Dignity: it’s a no-brainer.

by Professor Ross Fitzgerald AM.
Speech to the Port Macquarie group of Dying with Dignity NSW.
Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Ever since having seen my late mother suffer so much when all she wanted was to slip away peacefully, I have been a strong public advocate, for others and for myself, of Dying with Dignity….The major source of opposition to voluntary assisted dying remains the Catholic Church and other religious hierarchies….Unfortunately, the fact is that church hierarchies still find fertile ground among many cautious politicians who all too frequently are prepared to ignore the views of the majority of voters and maintain the status quo of a federal parliament that still starts its day in Christian prayer.

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