Euthanasia Bill Struck Down in Tasmania

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(Christian Institute) — The Australian state of Tasmania has rejected a bill to legalize euthanasia.

The legislation was defeated by 16 votes to 8 in the lower house of the Tasmanian Parliament.

It marks the third time in ten years that a euthanasia bill has been defeated in the state.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Good. People must get encouraged to live out the God-given life instead of choosing death. If the former English colonies return to God, they will be happy to live again.

    • Nick Bush

      Replace “God” with “Allah” and you sound like a terrorist.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Western men cannot protect their homeland including the women’s restrooms because the culture is too immoral. You guys need Christianity to be sober and moral. Immoral society does not care if people live or die. Westerners need Christianity to value life and do not commit suicide.

  • james blue

    I was unable to “Continue reading this story” as the link led to a “page not found page on the Christian institute website..

    However I pray you never have to face a painful terminal illness, but if you do I pray that the choice as to how to proceed, whatever that choice may be, if yours.

    We have the right to determine our own destiny.

    • Chris

      “We have the right to determine our own destiny.”

      Here, here.

  • Chris

    Given the level of support for Euthanasia in Australia it is only a matter of time before one state or another brings in such laws.

  • Eric L

    Killing “inconvenient” people is evil. The legalization of abortion is a slippery slope.

    • Chris

      I hope you’re aware that the slippery slope argument is a logical fallacy.