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This Week’s Top Pick Sep 3, 2021

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

URGENT ACTION TO PROTECT VULNERABLE QUEENSLANDERS AGAINST EUTHANASIA

The Queensland Parliament, in the next few weeks, will be debating and voting on controversial laws to make euthanasia and assisted suicide legal in the state. These laws, if passed, will overturn foundational principles that have underpinned our medical and legal systems for centuries – the ethic of ‘do no harm’ and the prohibition on killing. We need to do all we can to protect Queenslanders rather than assist them to die. Euthanasia and assisted suicide laws undermine the fundamental relationship of trust that should exist between a patient and their doctor. They have the potential to put vulnerable Queenslanders who are elderly or terminally ill at risk of wrongful death, including placing pressure on them to take their own lives so as not to be a ‘burden’ on their family and friends. We have seen this occur in countries overseas which have gone down this path.

You are invited to take two important steps today.

First, please sign this petition to the Queensland Parliament, asking them to reject these euthanasia and assisted suicide laws. The petition is sponsored by HOPE, a single-issue coalition of groups who oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Petition link:  https://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/petition_2108_qld

Second, please email your Queensland State Member of Parliament and urge them to oppose the introduction of these laws. The email is pre-written and only needs your details.
Send an email to your MP link: https://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/petition_2105_ocp_qld

This matter is urgent. Vulnerable sick and elderly people in Queensland need your help to ensure these lethal laws are not passed in this state. PLEASE sign the petition and email your MP today, and ask friends and family to do the same. It only takes 2 minutes.

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