I am sharing this link because I feel outraged over it and I really do feel that a precedent is being set that we will live to regret.
What would you do if your wife, husband, partner, sister or friend tried to hurt themselves, to take a lot of pills and said they wanted to die? Would you try in which ever way you could to stop them? Consider the fact that they are hysterical, lashing at you and fighting, adrenalin pumping and you you have to do anything you can to stop them! After it's over.... the suicidal person charges you with assault!
What if you are a state politician.... and your career is on the line because of these charges?
What sort of precedent are we setting here?
Would he have been better to have said to her "Okay..... kill yourself!" Leave the area and then face the guilt when she dies?
You cannot always discuss the situation rationally with a suicidal person.... so what do you do?
Will a new law be passed to suggest that suicide is acceptable and that no-one will intervene? I could go on and on........ but I'm just angry over this. He is my state member and he has been doing a great job.