Eu­thana­sia traps

The West Australian - - LETTERS -

What we see hap­pen­ing at the royal com­mis­sion into the bank­ing, su­per­an­nu­a­tion and in­surance in­dus­tries is a pointer to what we can ex­pect to see in the soon to be le­galised eu­thana­sia in­dus­try.

All the usual safe­guards will be promised and en­shrined in leg­is­la­tion.

How­ever, they will cer­tainly con­tain gap­ing loop­holes, weak penal­ties for non com­pli­ance, and the cre­ation of un­fore­seen off­shoot in­dus­tries ready to ex­ploit the weak, the vul­ner­a­ble and the un­e­d­u­cated — all over again.

Chris Eh­lers, Os­borne Park

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