Posts Tagged ‘End of Life Choice Bill’

End of Life Choice referendum: no simple yes-no answer possible Comments 0

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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On Wednesday night, New Zealand’s Parliament voted by a 63 to 57 majority in favour of amending David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill to make its acceptance conditional on a binding referendum. With the acceptance of the amendment requiring a referendum, the Bill is likely to pass the third reading in November. However, it Read more

Dutch expert changes his mind about euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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A Dutch euthanasia expert says he’s seen assisted dying in his country go from being seen as a last resort to a “project” to be managed. “I used to be a supporter of [euthanasia] legislation. But now, with twelve years of experience, I take a different view,” says Dr Theo A. Boer. From 2005 to Read more

End of life choice bill beyond repair – Start again Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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The Disability Rights Commissioner says the process of enacting The End of Life Choice Bill is clumsy, awkward and deeply complex. Paula Tesoriero thinks it continues to pose risks for New Zealanders, particularly the disabled. She is concerned that disabled Kiwis may see themselves as a burden. “If New Zealanders want this kind of scheme” the 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

More than 1000 doctors sign letter against ‘assisted suicide’ Bill Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The Care Alliance, a charity which opposes physician-assisted euthanasia, has taken out a full-page advertisement in the New Zealand Herald. The letter has been signed by 1061 doctors, of the 17,000 registered doctors in New Zealand. Medical Association chair Dr Kate Baddock agreeds with the letter and the majority of their more than 5000 members oppose Read more

A change of heart about the End of Life Choice Bill Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Claire Freeman’s active and carefree life was destroyed at just 17. She was permanently physically disabled in a car crash caused by her mother. It was a moment in time that changed both their lives forever and caused Claire to try to end hers on many occasions. But after decades of difficulties and depression, shes Read more

Euthanasia poll shows Kiwis evenly split over bill Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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A survey commissioned by Euthanasia-Free NZ and conducted by Curia Market Research (CMR), indicates the gap in public opinion between those who support and oppose the End of Life Choice Bill was narrowing. The survey results are based on 1048 responses. When questioned about specific aspects of euthanasia the poll found: 73 per cent were opposed Read more

Euthanasia bill: $75,000 to find 700 lost submissions Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

A bug in an IT system used to count submissions to the controversial euthanasia bill ended up costing $75,000 to find 700 missing forms. Continue reading Related Posts:Mass of submissions delay euthanasia bill deadlineDavid Seymour and Bill English debate euthanasia billEuthanasia scare tacticsPresbyterian Church disagrees with euthanasia bill