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Margaret Somerville says good citizens need to do more than vote for the right leader

Margaret Somerville

IF you voted in the recent Queensland state election and you think you’ve done your job for another four years, or if the people of the United States think they have too, leading Australian bioethicist Professor Margaret Somerville has news for you. Professor Somerville, who is Professor of Bioethics at Notre Dame University in Sydney, suggested there was more to ... Read More »

Professor Margaret Somerville warns Queenslanders of false claims about euthanasia

fight against euthanasia

LEADING Catholic bioethicist Margaret Somerville has warned Queenslanders of the dangerous long-term consequences for societies that allow euthanasia. As assisted suicide became legal in Victoria last week, Professor Somerville addressed the Cherish Life Queensland annual conference in Brisbane. She posed the question: “We need to ask ourselves: if euthanasia is permitted, how do we think our great-great-grandchildren will die?  “What ... Read More »

Sydney ethicist says same-sex marriage campaign ignores a child’s right to a mother and father

children's rights ignored

LEADING Catholic bioethicist Margaret Somerville is familiar with the jibes and attacks that accompany a national debate about same-sex marriage. About 15 years ago, the now Sydney-based Notre Dame University professor of bioethics lived through heated ideological battles as Canada edged towards same-sex marriage laws. Canada progressively introduced legislation in several provinces by court decisions beginning in 2003 before legally ... Read More »

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