Australian State Legalizes Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia

(The Christian Institute) The Australian state of Victoria has legalised assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

The bill to legalize assisted suicide passed by just four votes in the upper house of Victoria’s parliament.

The law will come into force next year and apply to terminally ill people with an estimated life expectancy of six months.

The move comes 22 years after the Northern Territory enacted the world’s first assisted suicide law in 1995. The Australian Parliament overturned the law just two years later.

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