Posts Tagged ‘David Seymour’

Bias, bigotry, and euthanasia Comments 0

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Arguably one of the most revealing public debates taking place in New Zealand over the last week was one on Newshub Nation, between Dr Sinead Donnelly and David Seymour. Donnelly is a medical specialist with extensive experience of palliative care and dying people in four countries, and a Senior Lecturer at Otago University Wellington debated Read more

A pseudo-religion claim to neutrality deeply foolish Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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ACT leader David Seymour argues that those who oppose the End of Life Choice Act are doing so purely on religious grounds. He is ignoring the repeated clarification that this is not the case. However, that being said, there is another more fundamental issue;  Seymour appears to belong to what Professor Robert George calls a Read more

David Seymour’s euthanasia attack bigotry at utmost Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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A televised debate on the euthanasia referendum went septic when ACT leader, David Seymour accused Palliative Care Specialist, Dr Sinead Donnelly of basing her objections on religion, not facts. Donnelly and Seymour appeared on TV3’s Newshub Nation on Saturday morning. Donnelly said the proposed Act is a “dangerous law” that will put the lives of Read more

ACT leader David Seymour reminds Catholic Bishops of The Commandments Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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ACT leader David Seymour, Wednesday, issued a reminder to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops to keep the Commandments. In a statement on the End of Life Choice Act, Seymour singled out New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops and told them they needed to follow the ninth commandment and to ‘stop bearing false witness against their neighbours in Read more

Number of suicides in Queenstown exaggerated Comments 0

Monday, August 24th, 2020

ACT Party leader David Seymour raised the issue of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the suicide rate during a speech in Parliament last week. Those involved in the sector said the numbers were greatly exaggerated. Provisional figures from the Chief Coroner, released last week, show the year-on-year suicide numbers down as well as a 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

Abortion law Bill: Safe Zones rejected Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Justice Minister Andrew Little will not try to re-introduce “safe zones” into his abortion legalisation bill after a mix up removed them. “The safe zone provision was always the most marginally supported,” Little said. The abortion law bill was going through the committee stage on Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday. ACT Read more

Euthanasia bill: One amendment down, more than 100 to go Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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The third reading of the End of Life Choice Bill began in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. It had passed its second reading, in June, 70 votes to 50. This stage will see politicians debating and individually voting on possibly more than a hundred changes to the bill, in a process that may take Read more

NZ Parliament turns democracy on its head Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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I am writing to congratulate Members of Parliament who bravely defended the God-given right to life of every member of our community and voted against the End of Life Choice bill (EOLCB). By voting in favour of this bill at the second reading, Parliament has abandoned its commitment to upholding a culture of life and Read more

End of Life Choice Bill – the real fight is still to come Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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On Wednesday evening David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill passed the second reading stage by 70 votes to 50; 9 votes more than the 61 votes required. It was a slimmer margin than the one achieved at first reading in December 2017. The vote then was 76 to 44. While the vote appears decisive with Read more