The Senate will debate euthanasia this month (August). As you may already know the Seante has decided to debate the Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 on 14th, 15th and 16th of August, to allow territories the right to make laws on euthanasia. If the bill passes, it will effectively mean euthanasia will be legalised in the ACT and perhaps also in the Northern Territory.

Bishop Michael urges everyone to please contact thier Senators TODAY and ask them to protect vulnerable people by voting against the Bill. A phone call or letter fares better than emails do, but they are better than nothing at all.

It would be good if you would visit the HOPE website link in the image on the right to send a message as well.

The Australian Catholic Bishops site contains good information 'Real care, love and compassion - the alternative to euthanasia' that you may wish to read. 

View also this short video which is part of God So Loved the World Life Issues DVD (also includes Abortion and Reproductive Technologies).

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