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DOCTORS will be able to prescribe lethal drinks for terminally ill Victorians if a controversial Bill passes through State Parliament.
Debate will resume tonight on a euthanasia Bill introduced by Upper House Greens MP Colleen Hartland in June.
If the Bill is successful, doctors will be able to prescribe a barbiturate - most likely Secobarbital - so patients suffering from terminal illness can take their own lives.
The bitter-tasting drug is already used in Oregon, in the US, where terminally ill patients mix it with a large quantity of apple juice. Death takes up to an hour.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by wolfmanjack
I am well aware there are many ways a person can take their life or that of others. But my point was that aside from fetuses I can think of no other drug that is prescribed to specifically kill another.
As another poster brings up when did the medical field turns its attention away from saving life to ending life?
Just my opinion on the subject though.
Originally posted by deadline527
Hmm.. so death takes up to an hour?
What if you change your mind after drinking it? lol
I wonder if they have another chemical that is able to reverse the effects of this drug, or if its a guaranteed death once it passes your lips.