Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

Court orders life support to resume in right-to-die case Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Doctors have been ordered to resume life support for a quadriplegic Frenchman whose case is central to the right-to-die debate in France. The doctors had stopped the nutrition and hydration Vincent Lambert receives, following an earlier judicial ruling in accordance with the wishes of his wife and other relatives. The new order to resume life Read more

Why I’m voting “No” to Euthanasia Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Euthanasia

Shortly, Parliament will debate and vote on the second reading of the End of Life Choice Bill, which is being sponsored by David Seymour, MP for Epsom. This is a conscience issue which many people hold strong opinions on. Since the first reading of this bill, I have received thousands of emails on this topic, 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

A brave new world of euthanasia? Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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The proposed End Of Life Choice Bill has elicited story upon story. Stories of death and dying, done both well and badly; stories of hope, fear, anger, and beauty. And cutting through the emotion have been key words: Choice, compassion, dignity, safety. Good words; aspirational words. Like a panacea, whose meaning is self-evident, these words Read more

Euthanasia advocate Sean Davison charged with third murder in South Africa Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

New Zealand-born euthanasia campaigner Sean Davison is facing a third murder charge in South Africa. Davison – who was born in Auckland – appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on charges related to the death of sportsman Richard Holland in November 2015. Related Posts:New murder charge for NZ euthanasia advocateEuthanasia campaigner convicted in Read more

Over 2,613 people in Canada euthanased in 10 months Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Over one percent (2,613 people) of all deaths last year in Canada were the result of euthanasia, a new government report has revealed. The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from January to October of 2018, a total of 2,613 people in Canada Read more

Euthanasia undermines whānau values Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Life and death are not individual events. There are very few people who are on the Earth by themselves. We exist as part of our families, our whānau and our communities. For many Māori, death is a process the whole whānau goes through together because the whānau is farewelling a part of itself. It’s a Read more

Paula Bennett comes out in full support of euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

National deputy leader Paula Bennett has come out in strong support of the End of Life Choice Bill, which would legalise euthanasia. Bennett is the highest-profile National MP to support the members’ bill, which her leader opposes. The success or failure of the bill will likely hinge on the amount of National MPs who support it. Read more

Canada shows euthanasia soon extended to more than the terminally ill Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Seven Canadian doctors published a 2018 World Medical Journal article, “Euthanasia in Canada: a cautionary tale”, endorsed by 57 other Canadian doctors. They wrote, “As Canadians, we are saddened by this situation, but we hope that our experience and observations will serve as a warning for our colleagues in other countries and their patients”. Read more Related Read more

Dame Tariana Turia: Euthanasia would undermine whānau values Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Dame Tariana Turia says life and death are not individual events. She says there are very few people who are on the Earth by themselves. We exist as part of our families, our whānau and our communities. For many Māori, death is a process the whole whānau goes through together because the whānau is farewelling Read more