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All humans can look forward to the certainty of death and hope that one day they will die peacefully without prolonged suffering. This is not that case in Australia at the present time. By law, people are condemned to long periods of suffering and/or total dependence on machines or other people to care for them night and day. Until which point that the various different life support systems that have already kept this person in their near death state for much longer than he would have without them, fail and nature takes over and the person passes away.
Do you think it unreasonable that this person if he or she so wishes could say goodbye to all relatives and friends and then end his pain and suffering with a painless injection which would bypass the terrible ordeal of being attached to machines that make him live possibly in pain with absolutely no pleasure in the last days of his life.
There is also an issue from the families point of view, if a patient slips into a coma with no hope of waking up or is damaged to the point that they live like a vegetable in a hospital bed it would be much better for the family if Euthanasia was an option, The life support systems could keep the patie
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