The Courier-Mail

Euthanasia push questioned


I WAS impressed by comments from various doctors (Letters, Feb 23 and 25) on the euthanasia debate.

Most seem to be opposed to the proposal to legalise euthanasia.

Particular­ly interestin­g was a letter from one doctor explaining the cure or care option given to seriously ill patients.

The arguments presented raise doubts about the need for legislatio­n at all.

Rushing this legislatio­n seems to be to keep one of many election promises by the state government rather than public demand for it.

The recent mistake in administer­ing a COVID-19 vaccine would not help the anxiety level of many seriously ill patients.

Perhaps there is a need for a more informed public debate before proceeding with this legislatio­n.

John K. Howes, Victoria Point

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