Last updated on: 7/30/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Craig Wallace Biography

Title:
Convenor of Lives Worth Living
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We have cause to be concerned about perverse outcomes if euthanasia is adopted in Australia. In some countries where it has been introduced euthanasia has been offered to people with mental illness, people with dementia, twin brothers who were deaf, and even a woman with severe tinnitus…

Until every person with disability has equal access to screening, prevention and treatment in our health system, suicide prevention resources, and meaningful alternatives to ending it all, offering us euthanasia isn’t an act of generous equality. It’s our Hobson’s choice – a fake, cruel one-way exit for vulnerable people locked out of basic healthcare and other social and community infrastructure that others take for granted.”

“Euthanasia a Choice for People with Disability? It’s a Threat to Our Lives,” theguardian.com, Sep. 26, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Convenor, Lives Worth Living
  • Marketing Manager and Project Coordinator, Nican
  • Member, ACT BLITS, business group
  • Former President, People with Disability Australia
  • Former Chair, ACT Disability Advisory Council
  • Recipient, Australia Day Medal, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2010
  • Recipient, Centenary Medal, 2002
  • President, People with Disabilities ACT, 1999-2005
  • Former Member, ABC Advisory Council
  • Former Employee, Australian Government
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @CraigWtweets
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) Encourage the Healthcare Industry to Promote PAS, Endangering Vulnerable Groups?