Posts Tagged ‘Assisted dying’

The Final Choice: The facts and the emotions Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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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

Assisted dying divides Anglican bishops Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The eight top Anglican bishops of New Zealand have come out against David Seymour’s proposed euthanasia bill but three other bishops have voiced their support. Read more Related Posts:Seymour bill, nonsense. Cannot be fixedVoluntary euthanasia – public may get referendumEuthanasia: Catholic agencies are the progressive voiceEnd of Life Choice Bill unethical, dangerous and…

Reject assisted dying bill, oncologists support Catholics Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The state parliaments in Victoria and New South Wales are being urged to reject the assisted dying bill in front of them. Both states are considering legislation for euthanasia. The Catholics who have written to their state parliaments are supported by 101 oncologists, who have written to their Victorian MPs calling for them to refuse Read more

Analysis of the assisted dying debate Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dying and death is not a new phenomenon: we have always become ill, suffered, were going to die and someone else could have killed us. So why now, at the beginning of the 21st century, after prohibiting euthanasia for thousands of years and when we can do so much more to relieve suffering than in Read more