“I welcome the opportunity to contribute to a parliamentary discussion on end-of-life issues,” FamilyVoice Victorian state director Peter Stevens said today.
A motion referring these issues to a Victorian upper house committee passed the Legislative Council yesterday. It followed the lapse the day before of a Greens motion to refer the euthanasia issue to the Victorian Law Reform Commission.
“End-of-life issues – including the latest advances in all forms of palliative care – are matters for the representatives of the Victorian people to discuss, not just lawyers,” Pastor Stevens said. “There is a lot of community ignorance and unnecessary fear about the dying process these days. If this parliamentary inquiry helps more people understand the way pain and other distressing symptoms can be effectively relieved, it will be a very good thing!
“FamilyVoice is looking forward to making a submission.”
- Human life and dignity