Posts Tagged ‘Death with dignity’

Presbyterian Church disagrees with euthanasia bill Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The Presbyterian Church has come out against euthanasia in its biannual meeting, saying it is too dangerous for public safety in the long term. More than 300 people cast their vote to vote against the End Of Life Bill, which is currently before the Select Committee. The church’s convener, Reverend Stuart Lange, said legalising euthanasia Read more

Sir Bill and Dr Mary English make submissions on euthanasia Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Former New New Zealand prime minister the Right Honourable Sir Bill English and his wife Dr Mary English made a submission to a parliamentary committee considering the End of Life Choice Bill last Thursday. Mary English has worked as a general practitioner for 28 years. She has a practice in the inner Wellington suburb of Kelburn. They Read more

Euthanasia: Doctor says let MPs or mayors end lives Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018

A senior doctor has written to Parliament suggesting that MPs and mayors could carry out euthanasia since doctors are ethically barred. Dr Ross Boswell, a chemical pathologist and former chair of the New Zealand Medical Association which represents doctors, is among 35,000 submitters to the Justice select committee on David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Read more

End of Life Choice Bill unethical, dangerous and unprogressive – NZ Bishops Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have voiced strong opposition to the End of Life Choice Bill in their written submission to the Justice Select Committee. The Bishops say that while some popular polls claim that New Zealanders are in support of the Bill, many commentators note that in fact what they are expressing is a view on Read more

Palliative medicine physicians use morphine with great care Comments 1

Monday, December 18th, 2017
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A palliative medicine physician with 28 years experience in caring for patients and their families at the end of life has challenged ACT party MP David Seymour’s claim that doctors intentionally end peoples’ lives by giving them too much morphine. Dr Sinead Donnelly said she was affronted by the fact that “a politician would imply Read more

NZ media largely failed to convey complexity of euthanasia issue Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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The New Zealand media have, to date, largely failed to convey the complexity of the euthanasia question in their mostly shallow reporting on this issue says Dr John Kleinsman. He is pleased that the Health Committee Report on the subject noted that complexity. Kleinsman is the Director of The Nathaniel Centre, the Bioethics Research Agency for Read more

Euthanasia Report makes one important recommendation Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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The New Zealand Parliament Health Committee’s report on Euthanasia has made a single recommendation. Read the report. “The Health Committee has considered Petition 2014/18 of Hon Maryan Street and 8,974 others and recommends that the House take note of its report.” The the Committee recognises that that  euthanasia is a very complicated, very divisive, and Read more

ACT’s euthanasia bill ‘dangerous’ – professor Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

ACT’s euthanasia bill is dangerous a Welsh professor of palliative medicine and cross-bench member of the House of Lords says. Ilora Finlay has arrived in New Zealand to challenge David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. Finlay said that going by what had happened in Oregon and Belgium, the legalisation of assisted suicide in New Read more

End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Reacting to news that David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill has been drawn from the Ballot today, the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre argues it will undermine the life choices for many should it become law. “We have grave concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed legislation”, warns Director of The Nathaniel Centre Read more

Voluntary euthanasia to be debated after Seymour bill drawn from ballot Comments 1

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Parliament will debate legalising voluntary euthanasia after Act Party leader David Seymour’s private member’s bill was drawn from the ballot on Thursday. The controversial bill represents the best chance for voluntary euthanasia to be legalised in New Zealand – although the issue is deeply polarising and many MPs including Prime Minister Bill English are firmly Read more