Outgoing Green's MP Cate Faehrmann, who just announced she is running for the Senate, has put forward a bill into NSW Parliament which will be debated in the next 6 weeks.
"We are about to get the best chance we’ve ever had of securing the choice of a dignified assisted death for the terminally ill here in NSW." Cate said.
"I’ve just found out that my Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill is due for debate in less than six weeks – that’s not far away at all, so I need your help today to see it pass."
We know that voluntary euthanasia legislation has very high public support, with polls consistently putting it at over 70 percent. Support is high for lots of reasons, but some of the most powerful reasons are the personal ones. Many of us have seen friends and family suffer unnecessarily at the end of life or in the advanced stages of a terminal illness.
The MP is looking for people to share their stories with other members of the legislature.
"Since announcing the bill, I’ve been moved by scores of powerful stories that will assist with convincing MPs to support my bill. People like Loredana, (pictured). People like Max, who suffered greatly at the end due to an aggressive cancer that could not be adequately managed. Or Wayne, who took his life early and alone because without the option of assistance from a doctor, he faced a slow horrendous death due to a progressive brain disease."
"Now it’s time for you to add your voice. It’s time to ask MPs to support the bill that will give terminally ill people, whose pain and suffering cannot be alleviated, the right to request assistance to die if that is their wish."
"Your story might be long or short. It could simply be a few thoughts that you want to share. But it will really make a difference for MPs to hear directly from you about why voting for my bill is the right thing to do."
If you want to share your story and be involved in the debate on this topic - then visit this website.