Posts Tagged ‘Assisted suicide’

Euthanasia referendum question uses euphemisms Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

The question for the possible euthanasia referendum should avoid euphemisms and ask directly whether Kiwis support assisted suicide, National MP Maggie Barry says. Barry, one of the fiercest critics of David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill, said the proposed question released on Wednesday was “misleading and too narrow”. Barry said the question was over-reliant Read more

Suit challenges religious liberty of Catholic hospitals over assisted suicide Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

A Colorado man with cancer along with his doctor have filed a suit challenging religious liberty last month against a health system run by the Catholic Church. The suit alleges that hospital policy barring doctors from participating in assisted suicide violates state law. Cornelius “Neil” Mahoney, 64, was told July 16 that his cancer was Read more

Bishops ‘review’ blessing of assisted suicide advocate Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Questions are being asked after a man received a formal Catholic blessing at Mass shortly before committing medically assisted suicide. Robert Fuller, an HIV and cancer patient committed suicide on 10 May, five days after he was blessed at St Therese Parish in the Seattle archdiocese, After the blessing, Fr Quentin Dupont led children who Read more

Health Care funds disabled dad’s assisted suicide Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A Canadian father who could not received ongoing financial support for his costly healthcare has died following a medically assisted suicide. Sean Tagert, 41, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) agreed to having his life ended after years of struggle to find adequate care. His illness robbed him of the ability to move his Read more

Oregon removes assisted suicide waiting period for some people Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019

New legislation in Oregon shortens an initial waiting period for some persons seeking assisted suicide, allowing them to receive quicker access to life-ending drugs. Governor Kate Brown signed SB 579 into law July 23. The bill had passed the Senate in May and the House of Representatives in June. If the terminally ill patient has Read more

Euthanasia advocate Sean Davison charged with third murder in South Africa Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

New Zealand-born euthanasia campaigner Sean Davison is facing a third murder charge in South Africa. Davison – who was born in Auckland – appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on charges related to the death of sportsman Richard Holland in November 2015. Related Posts:New murder charge for NZ euthanasia advocateEuthanasia campaigner convicted in Read more

Medical ethicist: euthanasia’s used as a cheaper alternative Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

An Australian medical ethicist has called on the Senate to reject a bill clearing the way to legalise voluntary assisted dying across Australia. University of Notre Dame bioethics Professor Margaret Somerville says international experience demonstrates euthanasia is being used as a cheaper alternative to psychiatric and palliative care. In a paper published in the Journal Read more

Hospices, palliative care facilities offer physician assisted suicide Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A Vancouver medical authority’s hospice and palliative care facilities now include a medically assisted death provision. The Fraser Health Board’s decision to impose the provision on their facilities has been widely criticised. A number of people have rejected the decision. They include Vancouver’s Archbishop J. Michael Miller, the director of Fraser Health Board’s palliative care Read more

Euthanasia – Bishop Drennan calls on young people to get involved in the discussion Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Bishop of Palmerston North is encouraging senior students in Catholic schools to get involved in the debate on euthanasia and to make submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill. Bishop Charles Drennan has sent out a letter to year 13 students in Catholic Colleges, suggesting they get involved in the discussion that is currently occurring Read more

Why we didn’t back the euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of the health committee. Over the last two years, it has been my responsibility to lead the inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia as requested by a petition to Parliament. I led a group of dedicated MPs from a cross-section of Read more