Who ben­e­fits from the ter­mi­nally ill?

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

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

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