Posts Tagged ‘John Kleinsman’

Incurable pain: Is euthanasia the answer? Comments 1

Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Christchurch psychologist Dr Mark Ottley, says the best medications, psychological help and palliative care did not always work for patients. Ottley leads psychological pain management services at Southern Rehab. He outlined his views in a submission to the Health Select Committee inquiry into euthanasia legislation. Confusion of Terminology The director of The Nathaniel Centre Dr John Kleinsman Read more

Positive Kiwi reaction to Pope’s family exhortation Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Four Kiwis who went to last year’s synod on the family have welcomed Pope Francis’s wide-ranging new apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family. In a statement released through the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, Cardinal John Dew, Bishop Charles Drennan, Dr John Kleinsman and Sharon Cole spoke on Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Read more

Saying yes to assisted suicide dangerous Comments 0

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Saying yes to voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide would take New Zealand into dangerous territory, and was open to significant abuse, said Dr John Kleinsman. “The legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide is not merely a matter of individual choice and should not be based on high-profile individual tragic cases, such as the Lecretia Read more

Bishop Drennan plays down talk of synod factions Comments 1

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North has acknowledged talk of factions at the synod on the family, but he has a different take on the supposed splits. In a blog post on the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference website, Bishop Drennan said there is a “marked air of openness” at the synod and no topics are Read more

New Zealand and Pacific well represented at Synod Comments 2

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Four New Zealanders will be attending the Synod on Marriage and the Family. NewstalkZB reports that the church describes the selection of 4 New Zealanders as a significant number for a small country, especially one with a small Catholic population. The Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, and Palmerston North’s Bishop Charles Drennan will be Read more

Euthanasia Debate – How free was Brittany Maynard? Comments 0

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre director John Kleinsman wonders how free Brittany Maynard really was. Maynard, a terminally ill  29 year old American ended her life last week home in Oregon, using drugs supplied legally to her under the state’s Death with Dignity Act. She worked as a volunteer advocate for the nation’s leading end-of-life choice organisation, Read more

The right to die quickly becomes a duty to die Comments 0

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

“The right to die would very quickly become a duty to die,” says the director of the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre, John Kleinsman. He was speaking to close to 140 people at a public meeting in New Plymouth last week. Kleinsman said his opposition to euthanasia was based on social concerns that its introduction, Read more

Euthanasia a ‘cop out’ says Kleinsman Comments 0

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

 John Kleinsman believes there are better alternatives than euthanasia If euthanasia is legalised the right to die will all too easily become a duty to die. The crux of this debate is whether what a suicidal person proposes – to kill themselves – is a goal which should be shared and facilitated by the state, Read more

Euthanasia Bill withdrawn, but for purely politictal motives Comments 0

Friday, September 27th, 2013

“While the decision by Labour MP Maryan Street to withdraw her Euthanasia Bill from the Members Ballot today is welcomed, we understand that it arises from purely political motives – a wish to avoid a controversial debate in an election year – rather than out of concern for the dangerous social consequences of such a Read more

Acart formulating guidelines for the import and export of human eggs or sperm and embryos Comments 0

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (Acart), has been seeking public opinion on its “Background Paper for stakeholder discussion on the Import and Export of Gametes and Embryos”. Submissions closed on 31 May. The committee is the first of a two stage approach to talking with stakeholders about the issues. In this first stage they have presented arguments about six Read more