"Although the Imperial Government shares in Cllr Granger's view that palliative care and the right to die ought to be well-established principles of any decent nation. This is why His Imperial Majesty Emperor Artabanos recently signed a Decree commuting past prison sentences for doctors who performed assisted suicides, and legalising assisted suicides for all age groups under strict conditions. In that sense, Inimician policy already goes way beyond the scope of this Act, and I'm sure Cllr Granger would applaud His Imperial Majesty for the steps He has taken in this regard.
"Nevertheless, the Empire would not consider telling other administrations, or even encouraging them, to take similar steps. And that is why the Empire cannot support this Act as it stands. Healthcare policy lies at the heart of a nation's culture, society, and government, and cannot be prescribed -- pardon the pun -- from outside. The Imperial Government sees Cllr Granger's good intentions with this Act, and hope she will bring more encouraging proposals to this Council."
Councillor for Inimicus