Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

10 questions for David Seymour Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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An extreme version of a very bad idea is how Matthew Jansen describes David Seymour’s “End of Life Choice Bill”. Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance made the comment in a media release, 12 July, launching the “Ten questions for David Seymour” campaign. The campaign, designed to prompt New Zealand Members of Parliament to give Read more

English explains his stance morality and government Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Prime Minister Bill English says that “if you’re looking to the Government to be the arbiter of morality, you are going to be constantly, consistently disappointed.” He believes what drives constructive social behaviour “is our families, our iwi, our churches, our communities.” English was the guest at Family First’s 10th annual “Forum on the Read more

Charlie Gard – ten critical points to consider Comments 0

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

There are ten critical points to consider in relation to Charlie Gard, says Italian Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, former President of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital where eleven-month old Charlie has being cared for say he has no chance of survival or improvement. Prolonging his life may cause significant suffering. Charlie Read more

ACT’s euthanasia bill ‘dangerous’ – professor Comments 0

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

Polls on euthanasia – Applying a blunt instrument to a sensitive subject Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

“These polls rely on one or two very simple questions and, on a sensitive issue such as euthanasia, give people very little time or information to consider the issue in depth,” said Dr John Kleinsman. The director of the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre was commenting on a recent survey prepared for the Voluntary Euthanasia Society Read more

End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices Comments 0

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 Comments 1

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 Comments 0

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:Euthanasia approval for first Belgian Read more

No euthanasia in Belgian hospitals say bishops Comments 0

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Belgium’s Catholic bishops have made a strong statement opposing euthanasia. They are responding to complaints that several Belgian Brothers of Charity-run psychiatric hospitals  say euthanasia is allowed in its institutions. The Brothers care for about 5,000 psychiatric patients in Belgium. While acknowledging the pain a person suffering from a psychiatric illness can experience, it is Read more

Vatican investigates Catholic hospitals’ euthanasia policy Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017

The Vatican is investigating 15 Catholic psychiatric hospitals in Belgium because of a change in their euthanasia policy. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, is personally carrying out the investigation. The investigation follows an appeal to Rome for help from Brother Rene Stockman, the superior general of the Brothers of Charity order running Read more