Posts Tagged ‘euthanasia debate’

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

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

David Seymour and Bill English debate euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Emotions were running high as vocal proponents for and against euthanasia debated the controversial issue at a public meeting in Wellington, with doctor culpability and protections for the vulnerable both front and centre. Continue reading Related Posts:Euthanasia: Doctor says let MPs or mayors end livesVoluntary euthanasia – public may get referendumSir Bill and Dr Mary 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

Assisted dying divides Anglican bishops Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The eight top Anglican bishops of New Zealand have come out against David Seymour’s proposed euthanasia bill but three other bishops have voiced their support. Read more Related Posts:Seymour bill, nonsense. Cannot be fixedVoluntary euthanasia – public may get referendumEuthanasia: Catholic agencies are the progressive voiceEnd of Life Choice Bill unethical, dangerous and…

Euthanasia: Catholic agencies are the progressive voice Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Representatives of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) presented their reservations about David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill to the Justice Select Committee on Tuesday. Bishop Charles Drennan, Dr Caroline Newson, who works in acute psychiatry medicine, Dr John Kleinsman and researcher Dr Sue Buckley from the Nathaniel Institute made submissions. Drennan talked Read more

Mass of submissions delay euthanasia bill deadline Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Parliament has extended the period for submissions on a euthanasia bill by six months, till March next year. “The committee could not have done the submitters justice if we had refused to travel or hear everyone who asked to be heard. It was therefore essential we had the six-month extension to allow us to give Read more

Euthanasia Bill clearly intends to go beyond terminal illness Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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“What is clear is that this Bill intends to go beyond terminal illness; what is unclear is exactly what conditions are in or out,” says the Disability Rights Commissioner. “It is readily apparent that the scope is unclear and misunderstood,” said Paula Tesoriero. Paula Tesoriero published a scathing assessment of David Seymour’s End of Life Read more

End of Life Choice Bill flawed and would compromise medical professionals Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Dr Graham O’Brien, argued for better palliative care and mental health services, in a debate on the End of Life Choice Bill at the Christ Church Transitional Cathedral last Thursday night. O’Brien said the bill was philosophically and practically flawed and would compromise medical professionals’ ethics. “If we say death is a right for somehow Read more