Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
33
Title
Support Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the findings put forward in the cross-party Legal and Social Issues Committee report on its Inquiry into End of Life Choices that —
(1) Assisted dying already occurs within and outside medical settings without necessary safeguards;
(2) With lawful assisted dying unavailable, people often die in violent or disturbing ways;
(3) There is no moral distinction between refusing or stopping treatment and providing assisted dying; and
(4) Public opinion favours legalising assisted dying.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council support the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill or any other bill that allows people diagnosed with a terminal illness, whose suffering cannot be alleviated, to die with the dignity they choose.
Closing Date
2017-10-30
Not tabled signatures
1101
Total signatures including previously tabled
1101
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Status
Tabled
Sponsor
Ms Fiona Patten