Queenslanders asked if voluntary euthanasia should be allowed for under-18s

Brisbane Times

Felicity Caldwell

Queenslanders will be asked whether voluntary euthanasia should be available to people aged under 18.

The Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Committee released an issues paper as part of its 12-month inquiry into aged and palliative care, end-of-life and voluntary assisted dying on Thursday.

People will be asked whether they think voluntary euthanasia should be allowed in Queensland, whether it should be limited to people aged 18 and over, and if doctors should be allowed to conscientiously object. . .[Full text]

One thought on “Queenslanders asked if voluntary euthanasia should be allowed for under-18s”

  1. ” . . . if doctors should be allowed to conscientiously object.”

    In other words, should a liberal democracy allow citizens to refuse to kill other people or help them commit suicide?

    Or should the state have the power to compel unwilling citizens to find somone else to do, and punish them if they refuse?

    In Canada, some medical regulators and even the Canadian Civil Liberties Association answer “Yes” to at least the second question.

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