Western Australian Parliament Legalize Voluntary Euthanasia
The Western Australian Parliament has finally passed the bill which allows terminally ill people to end their lives. This makes it the second state in Australia, after Victoria, to pass the bill.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan in his address said, ‘this is about allowing for choice for those people who are dying and in pain, so that they don’t have to go through those last weeks and months in agony. It means all those people who are worried about their own futures, worried about their parents’ futures, will have the comfort of knowing that if they’re dying and in agony, they can exercise their own choice.It is a fundamental question of human rights to be able to exercise your own choice in that situation.’
Despite the passage of the law, it has still received several forms of criticism as many consider it a dangerous law.
However, there would be an 18-month implementation period to give health and other service providers time to work out the details on how the scheme would exactly operate.