By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC

I am in Sydney Airport waiting for the first leg of an 18 hour trip home. I thought I would reflect on the last two very busy and intense weeks, and what I hope was accomplished.

The last time I was asked to tour Australia, in August 2001, it was to blunt the moral outlawry of Phillip Nitschke. In what was probably my most successful advocacy effort ever, we hit him hard for advocating that suicide be made available to “troubled teens,” and exposed his import of a plastic suicide bag from Canada—an effort that started a process that resulted, after I left the country, in the government outlawing such dangerous suicide paraphernalia. … Read the rest of this entry »