Politicians cannot hide from fact any more regarding voluntary assisted dying

The Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA) supports the two Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bills before state Parliaments in NSW and Victoria. This is an important demonstration of evidence-based medical opinion and indisputable patient need triumphing over religious-based misinformation and scaremongering.

Despite the fact, like marriage equality, that 75-80% Australians think that terminally-ill, suffering patients should have the right to end their suffering at a time of their own choosing, surrounded by family and supported by a doctor, we note that the organised religious institutions are opposed. In fact, highly placed representatives of their churches within Government and the Medical profession continue to make outrageous claims about VAD.

The President of the Australian Medical Association has made comments to the extent that VAD is unsafe and open to abuse of vulnerable people. He says that doctors should never be involved in VAD as it negatively affects doctor-patient relationships.

He seems to ignore the 14 jurisdictions around the world where VAD is working well without ANY evidence of abuse and that patients feel open discussion about all options, including VAD, enhance their relationship with their doctor.

We support the position of Doctors for Assisted Dying Choice, Dying With Dignity and Go Gentle Australia. If we strip back the emotive and biased approach of some in our community, to look at the facts, then VAD is an important and overdue
initiative.

The article Voluntary Assisted Dying, an evidence based approach, written by AFA member and pro VAD campaigner Dr David Leaf, illustrates the need for politicians to stop making non evidence-based assertions about VAD and deal with the facts.

Victorians and NSW people should IMMEDIATELY call and/or email their local members TODAY!

 

Kylie Sturgess

President
Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc


  • Rick Holtsclaw

    From the womb to the tomb, the Progressive-Socialist Atheist is the enemy of Jesus Christ, morality, decency, respect, honor, dignity…America, under the auspices of the Atheistic ideology of Moral Relativism, has murdered/mutilated 60-million American babies since Roe/1973. When one finds legitimization in murdering babies in the womb, the tomb (elderly) are the next logical target for Atheistic madness.

    The Atheistic ideology has under-girded the perversion of God’s Covenant of Marriage between one-man/one-woman and God by advocating every form of aberrant sexual perversion as a marriage covenant. This sexual perversion is killing our posterity as 40% of Trans-youth admit to attempting suicide.

    Atheists are nothing less than well-spoken domestic terrorists who seek death, destruction, of the Nations where they procreate like termites in infested wood. I recently published an article relevant to the deceived, brain-dead Atheists in our World, see: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/10/16/an-athiests-rant-a-christians-rebuttal/ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3218e5af78666e90b9396ab4e2c9c7ed91c6b34e2a859ff9468557a6f6feeff.jpg

    • Robert McLean

      Rick, are you off your meds again?