Denver Newsroom, Aug 30, 2021 / 13:00 pm
Pro-life advocates in Queensland, Australia will hold a public March for Life ahead of parliamentary debate on a proposed assisted suicide law.
The pro-life rally, organized by the group Cherish Life Queensland, will take place on the streets of Brisbane on Saturday, Sept. 11. The rally will precede debate by the Queensland parliament on legalizing assisted suicide for many citizens over the age of 18.
The Queensland government had commissioned the independent Queensland Law Reform Commission to provide draft legislation legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia, with a deadline of March 1, 2021.
Under the proposed legislation, Queensland residents of ages 18 and over would have the right to seek assisted suicide if they have received a diagnosis with an expectation of 12 months or less to live, and are enduring suffering they consider “intolerable.”