New euthanasia bill foreshadowed for Tasmania in 2017

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. Tasmania is an island state of the Commonwealth of Australia. The on-again-off-again attempts by Tasmanian MP, Lara Giddings, to introduce a new euthanasia bill jointly with an MP from the Liberal Party, has clearly failed. The failure is evident in the news yesterday that Ms. Giddings will …

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New Euthanasia push in Tasmania confirmed

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. Tasmania is an island state that is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. Last week the Tasmanian State Conference of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) endorsement of a motion in support of a push for euthanasia has reignited the issue in the island state. Euthanasia was last …

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Tasmania becomes third territory in Australia to open abortion floodgates

By Dave Andrusko Tasmania, a little Australian island state, has passed legislation that not only essentially legalizes abortion on demand, but also lessens conscience protections for doctors and excludes pro-lifers from offering assistance to pregnant women within an area roughly 164 yards of an abortion clinic. In removing abortion from the criminal code, Victoria became …

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Tasmanian euthanasia bill defeated

By Paul Russell, Director of HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide As reported earlier, following 10 hours of grueling and emotionally-charged debate, the latest euthanasia & assisted suicide bill in Tasmania was defeated 13 votes to 11 in the State’s Lower House on the evening of Thursday the 17th of October. This bill had been …

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Tasmania Euthanasia Dead–Media Bias Alive

By Wesley J. Smith The attempt to legalize euthanasia in the Australian state of Tasmania has been defeated. From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s typically biased story: “The Tasmanian Premier and Greens leader have lost their bid to give terminally ill people the right to take their own lives.” Wrong! The bill was decidedly not limited …

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Tasmanian Parliamentary Bill: “A recipe for abuse”

Editor’s note. Paul Russell, Director of HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide, calls upon the Tasmanian Parliament to reject the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 due to be debated soon in the Tasmanian House of Assembly. “Despite assurances to the contrary, this bill is a recipe for abuse that would effectively abandon the support and …

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Tasmania’s push for euthanasia comes under fire

By Paul Russell, executive director, HOPE In February Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings and the leader of the Greens, Nick McKim, released a discussion paper on euthanasia seeking submissions and input from the community on a draft proposal for legislation they referred to as voluntary assisted dying (VAD). Their intention to work towards this legislative change …

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Criminalizing Dissent in the guise of decriminalizing abortion

By Dave Andrusko At NRL News Today, we try to provide as much International news as time and space allows. I supposed any American pro-lifer’s first response to a story about Tasmania would be, “Huh?” If you’re like me, you wouldn’t even know that Tasmania is an island state, part of the Commonwealth of Australia. …

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Aborting Medical Conscience in Tasmania

By Wesley J. Smith Tasmania’s ruling party seeks to force all doctors to be complicit in abortion by forcing objecting doctors to refer to abortion-friendly colleagues. More than that, the bill would essentially obliterate pro-life crisis pregnancy counseling by forcing anti abortion pregnancy councilors to refer women to counseling that supports abortion. (Victoria, Australia already …

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Debate on Euthanasia likely soon in Tasmania

By Paul Russell Originally slated for October 2011, the long anticipated discussion paper flagged by Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings will soon be made public according to recent media reports. One might be forgiven for making the assumption that a ‘discussion paper’ might be framed in such a way as to seek the opinions of Tasmanians …

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