The Senate has voted down a bill put forward by Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm which would have allowed the A.C.T. and Northern Territory to legislate for assisted-suicide and euthanasia.
The vote was 36-34 against the bill. Several Senators who had previously indicated they would support the bill ended up voting against it, reversing what appeared to be a majority of Senators who were in favour of passing the bill. This was due to the efforts of those who lobbied the politicians in Canberra, including prominent doctors who pointed out to Senators the risks of legalising assisted suicide/euthanasia. Thank you to all those who prayed and/or lobbied the politicians on this issue enabling opponents of the bill to succeed in snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. It has been a win for common sense and the inviolability of human life.
Source: Australian Family Association