Euthanasia Bill risks are too great – expert

first_imgNewsHub 27 April 2018Family First Comment: Dear David Seymour, anyone who claims assisted dying already happens in New Zealand is peddling fake news.Yep!www.protect.org.nzAnyone who claims assisted dying already happens in New Zealand is peddling fake news, a palliative care expert says.A panel of specialists says the End of Life Bill going through Parliament is dangerous and the burden on doctors to assist a patient to die is too great.Dr Selina Lupati is a palliative medicine specialist and says the risks in the Bill – or any legislation around assisted dying – are too great.She says the Bill is asking doctors to make decisions that are irreversible, with less rigour than is applied to imprisoning someone in the justice system.“Medicine is not an exact science – we make mistakes in making diagnosis, we make mistakes in prognostication.”She is part of a panel of those working in palliative care who say public debate has been dominated by euthanasia advocates – and glossed over obvious flaws in the proposed law.Aged Concern reports 1500 cases of elder abuse and says 75 percent of alleged abusers are family members.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2018/04/euthanasia-bill-risks-are-too-great-expert.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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The U.S. Military Kills Head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps…

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C – On the second day of the new year, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike on Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. US defense officials say that a drone was used to conduct the strike that killed Soleimani in Baghdad.According to CNBC, Donald Trump ordered the attack in an attempt to stop future alleged Iranian attacks plans. Although it is unclear whether or not the corps had concrete plans to attack the U.S., Trump saw it necessary to eliminate any potential threat. “This strike was aimed was deterring future Iranian attack plans,” the United States Department of Defense said in a statement. “The United States will continue to take all necessary to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”Soleimani was the leader of a special forces unit of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and he had been a key figure of Iranian and Middle Eastern politics. His death has increased already high tensions between Iran and the United States.Regarding the airstrike and the U.S. concerns about oil prices, the Defense Department said:“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more,” the statement reads.The statement continues saying:“He had orchestrated attacks on coalition culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.”Hours after the announcement, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that the killing of Soleimani was “extremely dangerous & a foolish escalation”. Three days of national mourning have since been declared in Iran, where Soleimani was revered as a national hero. The Supreme Leader in Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for “harsh revenge,” according to a statement published to his official website.The strike came a week after the U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Persian Gulf region and after four tankers were attacked in May.Since the attack, thousands of troops are now being deployed to the Middle East as tension between the United States and Iran mount. On January 3, the State Department urged US citizens to leave Iraq immediately. It also warned that citizens “should not approach” its embassy in Baghdad and that all consular operations are suspended.last_img read more

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