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Sunday, 7 April 2013
It’s on. Assisted dying debate due in May and I need your help.
The Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill is due for debate in less than six weeks.
We are about to get the best chance we’ve ever had of securing the
choice of a dignified assisted death for the terminally ill here in NSW.
I’ve just found out that my Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill is due for debate in less than six weeks – that’s not far away at all, so I need your help today to see it pass.
We know that voluntary euthanasia legislation has very high public
support, with polls consistently putting it at over 70 percent. Support
is high for lots of reasons, but some of the most powerful reasons are
the personal ones. Many of us have seen friends and family suffer
unnecessarily at the end of life or in the advanced stages of a terminal
Since announcing the bill, I’ve been moved by scores of powerful stories
that will assist with convincing MPs to support my bill. People like Loredana,
who I emailed you about recently. People like Max, who suffered greatly
at the end due to an aggressive cancer that could not be adequately
managed. Or Wayne, who took his life early and alone because without the
option of assistance from a doctor, he faced a slow horrendous death
due to a progressive brain disease.
Your story might be long or short. It could simply be a few thoughts
that you want to share. But it will really make a difference for MPs to
hear directly from you about why voting for my bill is the right thing