Victorian Euthanasia Bill

I am disappointed with the passage of an Euthanasia Bill through the Victorian upper house.

The passage of this law will set a dangerous precedent that will place many medical practitioners in a difficult position and is a highly regrettable departure to the state’s view of human life.

While I respect the democratic decision of the Victorian Parliament, with the great legal and ethical uncertainty that will be unleashed, I am hopeful that a future Victorian Parliament will reconsider the proposal.

The jubilant tone from the Victorian Premier and his Health Minister at the passage of this sensitive Bill is highly inappropriate and shows a complete lack of respect for those many Victorians who have a different view. 

I commend the many Victorian Members of Parliament, of all parties, who voted against the Bill and the many people in the community who have campaigned and advocated against this change.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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