Voluntary Euthanasia Laws Fail to Pass South Australian Parliament by One Vote

Hospital-compressed(The Guardian) South Australia premier Jay Weatherill has said he is “gutted” after the state parliament’s 15th attempt to pass a voluntary euthanasia bill was defeated by one vote.

Weatherill told ABC radio on Thursday he respected the decision of MPs in the overnight vote but he was personally “incredibly disappointed.”

Opposition leader Steven Marshall, who like Weatherill voted in favor, said unless an MP has a change of heart, the issue was unlikely to be reconsidered until the makeup of the state’s assembly changed.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    That was close. Western Europe and all the wealthy former British colonies prove that the most excellent utopia becomes the sorriest dystopia when the people lose Christianity. The West’s secularism is a grave tragedy on Planet Earth. The Westerners need Christianity for salvation and morality and goodness.