Man who wants doctors to kill people has thoughts on barbarity

Nowhere in his speech was there recognition… Nowhere was there mention… Nowhere was there acknowledgment… Nowhere was there mention… And nowhere was there acknowledgement…”

– Nowhere in his Jimmy Swaggart-style tub-thumping about Dominic Perrottet does atheist Director of the creepily named Go Gentle Australia, Andrew Denton, recognise, mention or acknowledge that ‘voluntary assisted suicide’ is homicide

Posh Grammar school ex-Anglican Denton does, however, push a conspiracy theory:

Having chosen to dismiss the evidence, and the views of 80 per cent of us, it was hard not to wonder who the Premier was speaking to, and who he’s actually governing for.

A pointer to the answer was the presence in Parliament of Monica Doumit, Director of Public Affairs for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. She would have been pleased to hear the Premier repeat all the Church’s talking points against assisted dying.

Doumit is the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement for the Archdiocese of Sydney, yes. She is also a well-known – and very capable – columnist for The Catholic Weekly (founded in 1850) and a lawyer. Two directors and two columnists, then, but Denton believes only he has the right to report on the euthanasia debate for a newspaper. Should we mark this down to sectarianism, misogyny or garden variety leftist wankery? Why not all three?

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9 Responses to Man who wants doctors to kill people has thoughts on barbarity

  1. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I’ve never liked slime bag Denton. I’ve always thought him to be a mediocrity. This is his shtick…state sanctioned murder.

  2. FlyingPigs says:

    Should we mark this down to sectarianism, misogyny or garden variety leftist wankery? Why not all three?

    give him ‘more rope’ C.L.

  3. Not Trampis says:

    Denton’s history on this subject confirms my theory that most people who support killing people early do so because they have little experience of decent palliative care.

  4. vlad redux says:

    And someone should tell the little schmuck that Dylan Thomas’s poem was about going blind, not dying.

  5. vlad redux says:

    And, of course, what Thomas said was “do not go gentle”.

    How Orwellian can you get, that that poem ends up being used as a motto for euthanasia.

  6. Lee says:

    I’ve never liked slime bag Denton. I’ve always thought him to be a mediocrity. This is his shtick…state sanctioned murder.

    What you said, Cassie.

  7. Ivan Denisovich says:

    From the link:

    scaremongering with the old lie that, what started as laws for the terminally ill, has expanded to include those who aren’t close to death. One minute’s Googling would have revealed the truth: laws in these countries were never limited to the terminally ill and always covered a broader scope of “unbearable and untreatable suffering”.

    Denton is, of course, running the old lie that the slippery slope is a myth. Wesley J Smith on the culture of death:

    Both Belgium and the Netherlands legalized lethal-injection euthanasia commencing in 2002 and proceeded quickly, from allowing doctors to lethally inject terminally people who request it, to allowing chronically ill people who request it, to allowing people with disabilities who request it, to allowing the mentally ill who request it…..

    In Belgium and the Netherlands, euthanasia has spread to incompetent people with dementia if they expressed a desire to be killed in an advance medical directive. One such recent case from the Netherlands illustrates how profoundly euthanasia corrodes societal morality. An elderly woman was diagnosed with dementia. She said that she wanted to die when she became incapacitated — but also that she wanted to decide when that time had come. The woman’s doctor decided for her, drugging her coffee to make her sleep before being lethally injected, but the patient awakened and struggled against being killed. Rather than cease and desist, the doctor instructed attending family members to hold her down so she could finish dispatching the patient.

    This would seem to be a clear-cut case of murder. But judges exonerated the doctor, arguing that she had acted in her patient’s best interest. So an elderly woman, struggling to live, was killed, and a judge praised her killer for performing the lethal act…..

    Meanwhile, support for post-viability abortion has become de rigueur among Democrats, with almost all the party’s presidential candidates opposing any limitations and rejecting laws that would require babies who survive attempted termination to be treated medically like other infants. Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, even strongly suggested that a baby who survived abortion “should be kept comfortable” while doctors and mother decided whether to withhold care and neglect the baby to death.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/euthanasia-assisted-suicide-anniversary-oregon-measure-16/

  8. rosie says:

    I’ll take all three please.

  9. a reader says:

    The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Sydney are on a unity ticket on this so his anti-Catholic fear mongering is insane. But then, common or garden variety leftist. Why am I surprised?

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