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An Australian medical ethicist who spent decades observing euthanasia in Canada has called on the Senate to reject a bill that would clear the way for voluntary assisted dying to be legalised across Australia.
Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 "Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted"
Ecclesiastes 8:8 "No man has power to retain the spirit, or power over the day of death. There is no discharge from war, nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it."
Romans 5:3-5 "More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces characters, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into out hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us"
Euthanasia - Islamic stance
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Religious Groups’ Views on End-of-Life Issues. In the following summaries, religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.
The Guardian, 19 September 2017
Peter Singer, ethicist, writes, we can draw on decades of experience with medical assistance in dying from other countries. They have been carefully studied and there has been no slippery slope to disaster.
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