THE radical left MP Alex Greenwich is gearing up to introduce his euthanasia bill into the New South Wales Parliament.
A former high-profile leader in the 2017 same-sex marriage campaign, Greenwich said he wants euthanasia to be no threat to Christian hospitals and medical staff who are opposed.
The SMH reported yesterday that Greenwich’s “voluntary assisted dying bill will permit religious-run hospitals and aged care homes to refuse to offer it on their premises in a bid to soften the Catholic Church’s staunch opposition to the laws”.
Anyone who believes this will hold into the future believed him when he said in 2017 that same-sex marriage would not impact on freedom of speech, religion and parental rights.
Remember too that Greenwich was the architect of the 2019 abortion-to-birth laws which passed with the facilitation of the Berejiklian Government and the support of almost all NSW Nationals MPs.
Having learned nothing from backing same-sex marriage and abortion-to-birth, the NSW Nationals are gearing up again to be the “useful idiots” from the conservative side of politics in the radical left’s next big social policy play.
According to the SMH, Nationals leader John Barilaro, someone who once courted the Christian constituency and was even a churchgoer, is lining up to support Greenwich.
Thankfully Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said she opposes euthanasia and has reportedly told Liberal backbenchers there will be no vote on euthanasia during this term of Parliament.
Let’s hope she keeps her word.
Meanwhile the Nationals’ socially conservative base is left scratching its head as the party repositions itself as the party of death.
My advice is to send the Nationals a message at the March 2023 State election by voting Christian Democratic Party.
For now, it is urgent that NSW citizens contact their local state member of Parliament and tell them you expect the Premier to keep her word.
Lyle Shelton is Director of Campaigns and Communications for the Christian Democratic Party. The Reverend Honourable Fred Nile MLC has nominated Lyle to succeed him in the NSW Parliament when he retires in November. To keep in touch with Lyle and the CDP, sign up here.