HAVE CHOICE IN LIFE AND DEATH
CHOOSING to live and die with dignity and without suffering is a basic human right, so why in 2016 do those with a terminal illness not have the option to choose to end it? We euthanise our animals to reduce suffering, but we watch our family and friends live out their final days in pain unable to do anything how does this make sense? Voluntary euthanasia is an issue I feel strongly about, yes it comes with many questions about who and when it should be granted. However, a person with a terminal illness or at the end of their life should be able to choose to die in a setting they see fit. It is the responsibility of State and Federal politicians to have this conversation and assess the quality of life someone with only weeks to live has. If they were put in the same position, would they want to see their friends and family suffer?