Recently a private member's bill re euthanasia was drawn from the parliamentary ballot and so we are a nation facing the possibility that our parliament will do what it is has not done before and legalise the assisted taking of one's own life.
I am instinctively against such a bill because the "key" it offers, choice about the time of one's own death, opens the door to later social compulsion to die at the time of one's family's choosing. Even, when rationing of resources kicks in, at the time of one's government's choosing.
For details about the bill and the objections of the Inter Church BioEthics Council (ICBC) to it, read here.
I agree with the ICBC. This bill should be euthanased at this time so that the current select committee process runs its course.