Banned Australian euthanasia ad

Euthanasia is a contentious issue in Australia and currently illegal under law. Opinion is divided on it, though even the current federal Labor government has let the statutes stand. A move, for example, by the Northern Territories government here to legalize euthanasia a few years back was overridden by the federal Howard government of the time.

More troubling, Exit International recently tried to air this ad on Free TV but had it yanked at the last minute in what, in my opinion, is a serious violation of free speech.

It’s a good ad though. And I think deserves some airtime as well as discussion.

Followup info, if you’re interested, from the Sydney Morning Herald