Posts Tagged ‘Assisted dying’

Judy Bailey on euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Euthanasia

I’ve had too many close encounters with death and dying lately. I guess it comes with the territory as you hit the slide side of 60. Too many funerals. There have been the inevitable losses of parents, something for which, despite the inevitability, you’re never quite prepared. And the sudden passing of those mates you Read more

Assisted dying does not pass kindness test Comments 0

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
Sinéad Donnelly

In recent weeks there have been unsubstantiated claims in New Zealand media by pro-euthanasia, retired doctors or ‘veteran medical specialists’ around the End of Life Choice Act, which will be voted on during the upcoming referendum. As specialist doctors trained in palliative medicine and currently practising in New Zealand, we’re extremely concerned at their argument Read more

Join the public voice Comments 0

Friday, July 31st, 2020

While stories of the Church denying both its call and Christ to pursue affection and belonging in the culture of its day are not uncommon. Thank God there are also many stories where the Church embraced the cross of their day, to be slain by the political and economic lords, in order to be a Read more

The Final Choice: The facts and the emotions Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020
the final choice

Kiwi journalist Caralise Trayes was interviewed on RNZ Sunday about a book that she has just completed called The Final Choice. She said she was motivated to write The Final Choice after she realised she would soon have to vote in the referendum, but she did not know much about the issue. The New Zealand Read more

Assisted dying: conscientious objection rights remain unclear Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

A judge says it’s too early to clarify how conscientious objection rights for assisted dying might work in hospices. Hospice New Zealand, an umbrella organisation for all hospice services, wanted answers about how conscientious objection would operate if the End of Life Choice Act was accepted in the referendum in September. Continue reading Related Posts:Hospice Read more

Hospice closes after refusing assisted dying Comments 0

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A hospice in Canada is being forced to close after refusing to offer and perform medically assisted suicides. Lat week the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta, British Columbia, lost $1.5 million in funding and its license to operate as a hospice. Fraser Health Authority, one of the six public health care authorities in the province, Read more

Euthanasia bill moves forward in committee stage Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

National MPs put forward around 20 amendments to ACT leader David Seymour’s bill on Wednesday night. Unlike the last session, where MPs stayed voting until 1 am, the voting wrapped up at 10.30 pm. Seymour’s chief opponent Maggie Barry,  was not in the House last night. Read more Related Posts:Euthanasia bill: One amendment down, more Read more

A doctor and medical ethicist argues life after 75 is not worth living Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

In October 2014, Ezekiel Emanuel published an essay in the Atlantic called “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” Because Emanuel is a medical doctor and chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of medical ethics and health policy, as well as a chief architect of Obamacare, the article stirred enormous controversy. Emanuel vowed to Read more

Ninety per cent of submissions oppose assisted dying bill Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

More than 90 per cent of New Zealanders who made submissions oppose the End of Life Choice Bill. The Care Alliance analysed virtually all of the more than 38,000 submissions made to Parliament’s justice select committee on Act leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. It found that 90.2 per cent opposed the bill, Read more

Children assisted to die without parental consent Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Toronto’s Sick-Children’s hospital (Sick Kids) has published policies and procedures for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) that include scenarios where parents aren’t informed until after their child dies. The article by Sick Children’s doctors, administrators and ethicists and backed by the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics was published last month in British Medical Read more