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Alex’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff

Alex Penk’s op-ed highlighting flaws of David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff.

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Why we should be sceptical of David Seymour’s euthanasia bill

“MPs and the public should be very sceptical about what they’re hearing from David Seymour, who is going to great lengths to try and save the Bill he drafted. He’s even taken the highly unusual step of writing a 73-page report on the Bill and suggesting significant changes to try and win support for it. For example, having a referendum on the Bill. There’s some unhelpful confusion about the effect of these suggestions, which have no formal status and are no more than ideas which parliament may accept or reject — if they ever do make it before the House.

Before releasing this lengthy list of alterations, Seymour consistently claimed that the Bill contained more than enough rigorous safeguards. But the latest data from the US state of Oregon casts doubt on whether real safeguards are possible.” 

 

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By Alex Penk - 11/06/2019

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