Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/02/03/IQ2_Debate_Should_Euthanasia_Be_Legalized_ Australian Shadow Minister Tony Abbott argues against legalizing euthanasia, explaining that government and inheritors may abuse the situation. "Let's not make bad laws based on hard cases," Abbot urges. ----- Some people suffer terrible deaths -- riven by uncontrollable pain, denied the dignity of choice, willing but unable to end life without the aid of others. Yet deliberately to end a human life is, for many, always wrong -- an affront to nature, a crime against humanity, a sin against God. When the terminally ill ask us to help them to die, then should a fatal act of compassion in every circumstance be proscribed by law? -- IQ2 Conference Anthony John "Tony" Abbott is an Australian politician and the current Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in the Australian federal opposition. From 2004-2007 he was Minister for Health and Ageing in the Howard government, and Leader of the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament. Since 1994, he has been the Member for Warringah, in New South Wales in the House of Representatives for the Liberal Party.
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