"The law surrounding Euthanasia should be legalised in all states of Australia so that people have greater choice and control over their own lives" Euthanasia is the intentional ending of the life of a person suffering from an incurable or painful disease at his or her request. It is currently illegal in all states of Australia (www.medterms.com/script.) Euthanasia was legalized briefly in the Northern Territory under, The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995. By 1999 it was abolished. Currently, Euthanasia is still legal in other parts of the world, including, Oregon and The Netherlands.
The Rights of The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 regarding Euthanasia should be legislated again in order to give people greater choice and control over their own live. Nevertheless there are serious issues to deal with in legalising the practice within all states of Australia, as numerous people still believe that Euthanasia should be illegal.
Although there are certain drawbacks to reinstating it, again, the evidence supporting its reinstatement for outweighs any disadvantages. Changes to the law addressing some of the disadvantages would provide a suitable compromise.
Euthanasia is the intentional ending of the life of a person suffering from an incurable or painful disease at his or her request (www.medterms.com/script.) The Rights of TheTerminally Ill Act 1995 was put into place to confirm the right of a teminally ill person to request assistance from a medically qualified person to volubtarily terminate his or her life in a humane manner. This Act states that people who wish to access Euthanaisa, have signed approval from a medical practitioner, had a health care provider such as a nurse looking after them, they have been terminally ill for over five years and must be terminally ill with no cure available which will eventually kill...