Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

The march of euthanasia down under Comments 1

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The internationally renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl experienced first hand the utter depravity of Auschwitz and Dachau. He knew the immense physical torment, psychological torture and spiritual desolation of those most inhuman of places. They were not called death camps for figurative effect. Suicide was not unknown among those sent there to suffer Read more

Cardinal Dew Challenges MPs on Euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cardinal Dew spoke on behalf of the bishops of New Zealand to the written Submission to the Health Select Committee on their End of Life investigation at Parliament on Wednesday. “Catholic teaching regarding the end of life is well known, however we would like to share with you our extensive and long experience of our Read more

Alcoholic chose to die because he could see no way out Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

An alcoholic in Holland has been killed by lethal injection. The 41-year old told his family he could see no way out of his addiction to alcohol. Read more

Wall’s proposed authorised dying bill falls short on a number of counts Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Director of the NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, commenting on MP Louisa Wall’s proposed Authorised Dying Bill, noted that it was an attempt to narrow the criteria of eligibility for euthanasia and assisted suicide. It shows that at one level she has taken on board some of the concerns raised by opponents of Read more

ACT leader says conscience vote on euthanasia undemocratic Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Act leader, David Seymour, who has a member’s bill in the ballot to legalise voluntary euthanasia, is opposed to a conscience vote on the matter. He calls it a “little wrinkle in our political system that allows a small amount of people to veto a large amount of people.” “I do think that’s undemocratic and Read more

Euthanasia -Present law not perfect but it is a clear bright line. Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

“The current law may not be perfect but it provides a clear bright line. Moving the bright line of prohibition would create far more problems than it would ever solve.” This was the conclusion of the oral submission made by Dr John Kleinsman to the Health Select Committee on behalf of the The Nathaniel Centre, Read more

Family concerned by ease with which lethal drugs can be imported Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
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The family of a depressed New Zealand man who committed suicide in Sydney have expressed alarm over the ease with which he was able to order and import lethal drugs using information from a pro-voluntary euthanasia group. The drug used is believed to be the same one involved in a police investigation in New Zealand Read more

Euthanasia releases me but betrays my loved ones Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Recently, a lady told me that she had just lost her brother who died suddenly, three days after a fall on the sidewalk. Unfortunately, the circumstances of his death leave some doubt as to the exact cause of death. Is it due to his cancer, discovered a few days earlier? Is it related to his Read more

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on euthanasia debate Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia. Drawing on its experiences working with disempowered communities in New Zealand and abroad, the social justice agency highlighted the issue of powerlessness as a major concern in the debate Read more

Cheap assisted suicide drugs offered to mother of four Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Cheap assisted suicide drugs were offered to a mother of four instead of chemotherapy. The Californian woman – Stephanie Packer – has a terminal illness and her insurance company denied coverage for the chemotherapy her doctors recommended. Instead, it would cover end-of-life drugs for just $1.20. The insurance company initially said they would cover the Read more