Posts Tagged ‘Health Select Committee’

Health Select Committee: 77% of Submissions Oppose Euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Analysis of 21,277 submissions to the Health Select Committee’s investigation into end of life issues shows that 16,411 opposed the legalisation of euthanasia, while 4,142 supported legalisation. Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, said the submissions reflect the depth and breadth of public attitudes about euthanasia. The Health Select Committee investigation began in response Read more

Questions over Catholic MP chairing end of life inquiry Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The suitability of a Catholic MP to chair a parliamentary select committee’s inquiry into ending one’s life in New Zealand has been questioned. National MP Simon O’Connor is chair of the Health Select Committee, which is considering the issue in response to a petition by former MP Maryan Street and others. Mr O’Connor once studied for Read more