Dying with Dignity
Government and churches should honour the wishes of terminally ill who wish to die.
The majority of Australians believe in dying with dignity. In fact 80% agree that those with a terminal illness should have a right to obtain medical assistance to end their life free of suffering and agony.
St Michael's Executive Minister Dr Francis Macnab, believes it is compassionate to let those who suffer to choose to free themselves of pain
He and other high profile speakers joined supporters of Dying With Dignity Victoria on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne for the annual Steve Guest Day rally on Tuesday 21 April.
DWDV, is an active law reform ‘self help' organisation that fights for a progressive Victoria where people with terminal illness have the right to choose - to die with dignity.
If you are one of the many Australians who believe dying with dignity is vital and would like people to have the right to choice or would like to know more, please visit: http://www.dwdv.org.au
If you've thought about how you'd like to die, tell us.
Read what Dr Macnab had to say to the World Federation of Right to Die Societies Conference on 10 October 2010. Click here.
A personal experience. http://www.theage.com.au/national/a-wish-before-dying-20100924-15qo9.html