Posts Tagged ‘Ian Smith’

Two right-to-life groups criticise coroner’s euthanasia comments

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Wellington regional coroner Ian Smith is acting irresponsibly in failing to recognise the real dangers of lethal elder abuse, says Bernard Moran who is the national president of Voice for Life Inc. “Smith is within his coronial rights to describe Edna Gluyas’ death as suicide or euthanasia, but to call for Parliament to yet again confront euthanasia is Read more

Coroner calls on parliament to confront issue of euthanasia

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Wellington Regional Coroner Ian Smith calling for Parliament to make up its mind about euthanasia after an elderly woman chose to suffocate herself with a handmade contraption in her Lower Hutt home. In his report, Mr Smith calls for Parliament to confront the issue of euthanasia – a topic that has long been dodged. “Once again Read more