I demand free access to reliable information about painless, non-violent ways to end my life. I believe that voluntary euthanasia should be legal and access to it should be part of the public health care system. The right to life fascists do not own my body and neither does the state. I demand the right to determine what to do with my body and my life.
Australia is moving very slowly towards socially accepting, and legally condoning, voluntary euthanasia and ethical, consenting assisted suicide. I expect that by the time I reach retirement age, these issues will have been thoroughly examined by our society and ethical ‘end of life’ or ‘quality of death’ solutions will be commonly available.
Australian health experts are attempting to initiate such a discussion. The Age reports that:
I am very angry about government censorship about euthanasia and quality of death information. The ABC reports that Australian euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke has published an online version of his guide to euthanasia. The Peaceful Pill eHandbook was made available on 13 October 2008. Critics cannot complain that the information is being made freely available to anyone because it is provided via a subscription model.. People need to make an active choice in order to access the information. Once they make that choice, they should have the right to obtain the information regardless of what spineless insipid christian politicians think.