Euthanasia: Lethal dose has fearful consequences

first_imgSydney Morning Herald 15 October 2014On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hear evidence on a euthanasia bill that would allow some people to be given a lethal injection on compassionate grounds.I understand why some people want this. It’s often because someone they’ve known and loved has had a “hard dying”. Or because they are exhausted from caring for someone who is dying very slowly. Or because they are afraid of their own decline.I sympathise with these reasons. I know that those who support euthanasia are not all grizzly Dr Deaths. This challenges me to think about what “a good death” means and how our community responds to the elderly, frail, disabled and dying.But, however well-meaning, I don’t think giving people a lethal dose is the answer.Reason and experience show that euthanasia can’t be made safe, because no law can prevent abuse in this area. In places like Holland and Belgium the numbers being medically killed are escalating and the range of cases keeps expanding beyond the “last resorts” for which it was first sold to the public.Now people who aren’t terminally ill, aren’t even physically ill, people who haven’t volunteered or can’t volunteer, can legally be killed in those places and some want to extend it further – for example, to long-term prisoners and children.http://www.smh.com.au/comment/euthanasia-lethal-dose-has-fearful-consequences-20141014-115p18.html#ixzz3GA32mUIMlast_img read more

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‘SEPAC Field Day’ today in Butlerville

first_imgButlerville, In. — “SEPAC Field Day” is happening today at the Southeast Purdue Agriculture Center at 4425E County Road 350N in Butlerville. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., sessions start at 5 p.m. and a free dinner is offered at 7 p.m.Session 1 is entitled “History of Corn Hybrids & Soybean Varieties”, session 2 is “Putting a Sprayer on the Road.” The fish fry at 7 p.m. is sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. There is also an optional session entitled “Using Aerial Imagery in Scouting.”For more information please call 812-458-6977.last_img

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May 7, 2019 Police Blotter

first_imgMay 7, 2019 Police Blotter050719 Batesville Police Blotter050719 Decatur County Fire Report 050719 Decatur County EMS Report050719 Decatur County Law Report050719 Decatur County Jail Reportlast_img

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