Dear Supporters of Life
Alex Greenwich could not have chosen a worse time to push his assisted suicide bill.
With Sydney in the midst of its worse COVID crisis, with elderly and vulnerable people dying this week from COVID, and large parts of New South Wales in lockdown to contain the threat of illness and death, the focus of government action is rightly on protecting lives by containing the virus.
So it’s an absurd time for Greenwich to seek ‘consultation’ on a bill designed specifically to end the lives of elderly and vulnerable people.
Greenwich is out of touch with the people. How can he adequately consult with the community in the middle of a strict lockdown?
Why doesn’t he wait until Parliament returns and introduce the bill through proper Parliamentary processes?
It is clear the reason why is that he is not serious about consulting with the community.
He thinks he can push poll this Bill through the Parliament.
If he was serious about dealing with end-of-life issues, real issues of concern for the community, he would focus on palliative care funding first.
He might also consider a bill that supports people emotionally in the COVID crisis to reduce the risks of a decline in mental health.
He should be more interested in supporting life rather than allowing doctors to kill their patients.
Yours in Defence of Life from birth to its natural end.
Dr Brendan Long
Chief Executive Officer
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