AHEAD of State Parliament debate on a bill allowing terminally ill people to voluntarily end their lives, it has been revealed about 60% of the Coffs Coast population may one day require palliative care.
Statistics suggest one in seven of us may face the prospect of living with intolerable pain and suffering at the end of our lives, however debate on assisted dying this week has also been met with strong public opposition.
Dying with Dignity NSW this week heralded the move towards the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 proceeding before State Parliament next month.
Local assisted dying advocate Mark Benson said ahead of the bill's passage in to the Upper House, a screening of the documentary Fade to Black would be screened at Sawtell's Majestic Cinema on Tuesday, September 12. Pre-purchase tickets can be bought at demand.film.