Who benefits from the terminally ill?
IN HER compelling interview with Judith Daley (March 10), Sherele Moody wrote: “Right to Life Australia spokeswoman, Dr Katrina Haller, said her biggest fear was that vulnerable Australians would be killed by their greedy relatives.”
I have more trust in families. My biggest concern is the “greedy professionals in health and aged care” .
There is much money to be made keeping the terminally ill “alive” as long as humanly possible, no matter how great the pain or how poor the quality of life.
Dr Haller’s fears and my concerns can and must be resolved: all it takes are just and compassionate laws for the terminally ill that are properly enforced.
Australia has the intelligence to draft them, the police to enforce them and the judiciary to see justice done. Let’s get on with it. — Doris Hart, Kincumber