Is euthanasia for the living or the dying?

The vexed issue of euthanasia is back on the agenda for discussion because Maryan Street’s member’s bill is about to be re-introduced in parliament.

Reflecting on her elderly mother’s recent death, Deborah Coddington puts forward the view that noone wants to administer euthanasia.

“The NZ Medical Association is opposed to voluntary euthanasia … So the chances are slim of finding a doctor to assist suicide,” she says.

Deborah Coddington is a Herald on Sunday columnist.

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