Prominent opponents of euthanasia in WA have slammed the state government’s consultation processes on its draft “voluntary assisted dying” laws and questioned safeguards aimed at protecting vulnerable patients. The proposed legislation, which was available on the Department of Health’s website before it was introduced into Parliament yesterday afternoon, would legalise the prescription of lethal drugs to patients suffering intolerably from an illness that – on the balance of probabilities – would kill them between six and 12 months. Belinda Teh is greeted by Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook outside WA Parliament House. The 27-year-old Perth woman embarked on a 4500km journey from Melbourne to Perth after watching her mother die from breast cancer in 2016.Credit:AAP Image/Richard Wainwright Premier Mark McGowan said yesterday the draft was the “culmination of lengthy and comprehensive consultation”. Health Minister Roger Cook said public consultation undertaken by former WA Governor Malcolm McCusker […]