Posts Tagged ‘Death with dignity’

ACT’s euthanasia bill ‘dangerous’ – professor

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

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

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

Belgian euthanasia advocate set to tour NZ

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A prominent euthanasia advocate is set to tour the country, with a series of meetings planned in different cities over the next few weeks. Professor Jan Bernheim believes New Zealand should adopt laws to give terminally ill patients the right to choose to end their own life. Continue reading Related Posts:Colombian clinic reverses decision on Read more

Health Select Committee: 77% of Submissions Oppose Euthanasia

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Analysis of 21,277 submissions to the Health Select Committee’s investigation into end of life issues shows that 16,411 opposed the legalisation of euthanasia, while 4,142 supported legalisation. Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, said the submissions reflect the depth and breadth of public attitudes about euthanasia. The Health Select Committee investigation began in response Read more

Right to life ask Govt to prohibit Philip Nitschke entering NZ

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Right to Life has written to the Minister of Immigration, asking him to issue an order prohibiting Philip Nitschke, known as “Dr Death” from entering New Zealand. He has been conducting suicide seminars and encouraging vulnerable people to illegally smuggle the prohibited class C lethal drug Nembutal, into New Zealand. Continue reading Read also:  Susan Austen Read more

Anglicans host theology forum on the benefits and pitfalls of legalising euthanasia

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral and Theology House have announced they will co-host a public theology forum on the benefits and pitfalls of legalising euthanasia in Aotearoa New Zealand. The debate will take place at the Transitional Cathedral in Latimer Square, running from 9.30am – 2.30pm on Saturday 1 April, and will feature four speakers for and Read more

Little re-affirms Labour will not introduce euthanasia legislation

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Right to Life has commended Labour leader Andrew Little for once again confirming that Labour will not be introducing a private members bill on Euthanasia. In letter to the secretary of Right to Life written in December last year Little said, “Labour’s position is to support the cross-party select committee inquiry”. “Euthanasia is a conscience Read more

Cardinal Dew Challenges MPs on Euthanasia

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cardinal Dew spoke on behalf of the bishops of New Zealand to the written Submission to the Health Select Committee on their End of Life investigation at Parliament on Wednesday. “Catholic teaching regarding the end of life is well known, however we would like to share with you our extensive and long experience of our Read more

Wall’s proposed authorised dying bill falls short on a number of counts

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Director of the NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, commenting on MP Louisa Wall’s proposed Authorised Dying Bill, noted that it was an attempt to narrow the criteria of eligibility for euthanasia and assisted suicide. It shows that at one level she has taken on board some of the concerns raised by opponents of Read more