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  • Susi 4 months

    Good on you Bev, an excellent article that clearly shows the crux of this issue. Thank you for your persevering faith and commitment to the truth.

    • Bev. Cains 3 months

      Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide will continue to be a BIG issue for all Australians. Pray that those States that have given in to this horrific Legislation will review the situation and that the ACT and other Territories will not have Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide thrust upon them.
      Bev Cains.

  • Anne Prendergast 4 months

    I sent a very strong Letter to the Editor on this matter, but I doubt whether it will be published.

    I am very opposed to euthanasia and believe only God has the right to take people’s lives.

  • Doreen Robinson 4 months

    Dear Bev
    Thank you for your article. As a volunteer with PallCare ACT for 22 years I can give testament to your observations on depression in terminally ill people. Of course they have every right to feel down and depressed when facing such losses of health and mobility and shelter and general freedoms to make decisions. This does not mean a jump to the euthanasia solution as some would have it. I think people are confused with what true compassion is. I have witnessed clients who expressed to me their feelings that they were a burden on their family members or the nursing staff etc. The job of a volunteer is to listen respectfully and accept with compassion the desolation that people may feel at this stage of their lives. The response that helps is unconditional love, no judgement for the feelings but encouragement that there is support always for the final journey. As a Christian I also offer to pray and sometimes do pray silently while sitting quietly with the person. The reality is that we all have to walk this journey alone but it is made easier when healing is allowed to take place. Finally I believe there must be great emotional pain when a person chooses euthanasia and this should be understood and ways to heal explored. Love and Peace.

    • Mrs Bev. Cains 3 months

      Thank you for your wonderful spirit with the seriously ill. I have read that it is more often the family who pushes for Euthanasia and assisted suicide, rather than the patient!
      Bev Cains.

  • Pat Doyle 3 months

    That’s such a good article we need to remember the power of prayer in this matter as well.  I can assure you after having lost my husband over a period of interventions and trials at no time  we puke he have not wanted his life to be respected . His death was peaceful abs pain free and his life taught his family many things about values , respect, compassion and gratitude for a life well lived and equally well ended .

    • Mrs Bev. Cains 3 months

      Thank you for your wonderful spirit with the seriously ill. I have read that it is more often the family who pushes for Euthanasia and assisted suicide, rather than the patient!
      Bev Cains.