Category Archives: Australia

Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

Anyone who reads this blog or follows the international euthanasia/assisted debate should be familiar with Liz Carr – whose website describes her as an actor, comedian, presenter, and activist. The list is too short – she’s also a documentary film maker and a playwright. She’s in Australia right now, with her musical “Assisted Suicide – … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

Australia: Liz Carr speaks about euthanasia and assisted suicide (youtube)

Liz Carr is a British activist, actor, comedian, essayist (there’s also a musical added to her resume, but more about that at another time). Debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide has kicked up again in Australia. Liz made this video to make the case against legalizing it there – or anywhere, really – including the … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr speaks about euthanasia and assisted suicide (youtube)

Australia – Great Essay: Looking at the Bigger Picture Regarding Euthanasia

There’s been a lot written over the past week in response to the news of the double euthanasia of Marc and Eddy Verbessem, the 45-year-old twins who were deaf and losing their vision. So far, my favorite is from Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia (PWDA).  On January 21st, Ramp-Up, ABC Australia‘s site … Continue reading Australia – Great Essay: Looking at the Bigger Picture Regarding Euthanasia

Australia: ABC ‘Ramp-Up’ Editor Writes “The Case Against Peter Singer”

“The Drum” – part of Australia’s ABC network – is featuring a response to a recent “Q & A” with Peter Singer on the network. Readers of this blog can guess some of the territory he covered – infanticide, euthanasia, personhood, etc.  Anyone curious can check out the interview. The responder to Singer is Stella … Continue reading Australia: ABC ‘Ramp-Up’ Editor Writes “The Case Against Peter Singer”

Australia: Christian Rossiter wins the only “right” that society is willing to grant him

There were a number of developments over the past week or two that will need to be highlighted here. I am still catching up. In a case of déjà vu (we’ve had similar cases in the U.S.), a man with quadriplegia has won the “right” to starve himself in Australia. I was looking for the … Continue reading Australia: Christian Rossiter wins the only “right” that society is willing to grant him