Doctor Slams ‘Arrogance’ On Euthanasia

"You don't have to be Catholic to think that doctors should do no harm" ... Father Frank Brennan, professor of law at the Australian Catholic University's public policy institute.

THE views on euthanasia held by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, are ”supremely arrogant”, says a leading Sydney primary care physician.

David Leaf, a Dying with Dignity NSW board member, said mounting evidence that supported legalising euthanasia was being ignored. He said assisted dying programs worked, with no evidence of heightened risk for groups considered vulnerable to euthanasia, including the elderly, uninsured, poor, physically disabled and mentally ill.