Posts Tagged ‘euthanasia debate’

End of Life Choice Bill should be withdrawn immediately Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Peter Thirkell, Secretary of the Care Alliance, has welcomed the Justice Select Committee’s statement that the End of Life Choice Bill “is not workable in its present state”. “Mr Seymour should withdraw his bill immediately. It is simply not feasible for MPs to try to ‘fix’ the bill during the Committee of the Whole House Read more

Euthanasia: “Catholics can keep their opinions to themselves” Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Catholics are trying to dominate the euthanasia debate, says Heather du Plessis-Allan. As far as she is concerned they can keep their opinions to themselves. Du Plessis-Allan was commenting on a piece in Wellington’s DomPost, More than a moral dilemma: The religious and community views on euthanasia. She is the host of NewtalkZB’s morning programme in 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

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

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

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