Where was the out­cry?

The West Australian - - LETTERS -

The “ra­tio­nal sui­cide” of Dr David Goodall, who was elderly and “tired of liv­ing”, was greeted with deaf­en­ing si­lence by the sui­cide-preven­tion agen­cies BeyondBlue and Life­line. Does this mean there are now ac­cept­able rea­sons for peo­ple to take their own lives? I am ap­palled at their fail­ure to con­demn Dr Goodall’s ac­tion, which was also sup­ported by the euthana­sia lobby. Clearly the claim euthana­sia will be lim­ited to the “ter­mi­nally ill” is a myth. It is time the me­dia and the pub­lic woke up to this.

John Hayes, Wood­lands

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