"This should not be about politics or religion. This is about the terminally ill who want the peace of mind that this legislation brings," she said, as reported by the Australian Associated Press.
"You don't walk in my shoes. It shouldn't be your personal choice that dictates how I will die from a disease that's killing me, not you."
In a letter this week, 20 Queensland doctors - all former presidents of the Australian Medical Association of Queensland - warned lawmakers of “unacceptable risks” if the euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation passes.
They argued that predictions of 12 months’ life expectancy are “too inaccurate” to be the benchmark for the new law.
Teeshan Johnson, director of the pro-life group Cherish Life Queensland, said she fears that the bill does not provide adequate conscience protections for doctors opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
"The proposed law's compulsion on faith-affiliated hospitals, nursing homes and hospices which are opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide to allow these acts to take place on their premises is totalitarian," she said.
"This would do far-reaching and irreparable damage to the already struggling Queensland Health system, as some of these providers, which account for around one in four beds in Queensland, may be forced to close facilities and there would be reluctance to open new facilities."