Euthanasia is acting upon the deliberate intention to prematurely end a person’s life. For this reason, it is also referred to as “Assisted Suicide”. There are two primary categories of Euthanasia and within each category there are two sub-categories. The primary category of euthanasia is distinguished as either (i) Active, or (ii) Passive. The sub-category is distinguished as either (i) Voluntary or (ii) Involuntary. Thus we have four general categories of euthanasia.
We are at a critical moment in the history of our nation. Our society has gone through enormous social upheaval over the past 50 years. We have experienced many changes that have profoundly affected our way of life in Australia. Forces within society have sought to change the way we view sexuality, marriage and family. The Christian approach to these questions has been steadily rejected.
A campaign is now being waged with great determination to change the legal definition of marriage. What humanity has understood for millennia is now being called into question. Ten years ago none of us could have imagined that we would be where we are today. And we have to ask ourselves where will we be in ten years’, or five years’, or even two years’ time? Changing the legal definition of marriage is not the end game but one step in a program to radically change the nature of our society, and in particular human relationships.