Euthanasia bill defeat in South Australia a victory for civilised values
18 November 2009
Euthanasia bill defeat in South Australia a victory for civilised values London, 18 November 2009 - The rejection of euthanasia by the South Australia parliament is a victory for civilised values, says leading UK-based anti-euthanasia group SPUC Pro-Life.
The upper house of the South Australian parliament has just voted to reject a bill to allow euthanasia tabled by Mark Parnell.
Anthony Ozimic, SPUC Pro-Life's communications mananger and an expatriate Australian, commented: "Those seeking to develop civilised values which respect the sanctity of human life should be encouraged by this vote. In spite of all the money, media support and propaganda of the euthanasia lobby, many politicians recognise the dangers to public safety in introducing such legislation. This victory for civilised values joins the recent defeat of a similar bill in Tasmania, as well as the repeated votes by the British House of Lords against assisted suicide."