Battle for right to die revived after 20 years

Battle for right to die revived after 20 years

More than 20 years after he enacted the nation’s first assisted ­suicide laws — later axed by the federal government — Marshall Perron says the battle to bring back the right to die has been ­revived. He concedes his efforts two decades ago were something of a social experiment but says whatever genuine doubts people then had about the cascading effects of legal suicide have passed into history, with the largely positive ­experiences of European nations, some US states and Canada. Victoria and South Australia, Mr Perron says, now represent “the best prospects” for change since hopes in the Northern Territ­ory evaporated.

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