The legalisation of euthanasia is a real possibility in the Australian state of Tasmania. But today’s media launch of a stunning new website could tip the balance in favour of opponents. Hopefully it will get widespread publicity. is a web forum for eminent Tasmanians highlight the harms and risks associated with removal of the legal prohibition on euthanasia and assisted suicide. A number of short video clips make the issues come alive. Here’s a selection. Check it out.

For Tasmanians, here is the press release, with the names of the contributors. Media RELEASE Real Dignity Launch 11 May 2012

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. He lives in Sydney, Australia.