Yesterday Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced the euthanasia bill into QLD Parliament.
The Bill is so extreme it even denies conscientious objection for faith-based hospitals, as The Australian reported:
Faith-based hospitals will not be able to deny entry to outside doctors to help terminally ill patients die after the Queensland government rejected pleas by the churches for institutional protection from the widest voluntary assisted dying law to go before an Australian parliament.
The legislation leaves the private, church-backed institutions that provide more than a quarter of all hospital beds in Queensland powerless to intervene if a patient who qualifies for VAD and is too ill to be moved elsewhere insists on being assessed and potentially dosed with death-dealing drugs on the premises.
This is a blatant attack on religious freedom.
The Bill has many other flaws but the reality is that euthanasia and assisted suicide can never be made “safe”.
The Bill is currently being debated and is expected to reach a final vote on Thursday.
It’s important that we send a strong message to MPs against this death agenda.