Posts Tagged ‘Maryan Street’

Is euthanasia for the living or the dying?

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The vexed issue of euthanasia is back on the agenda for discussion because Maryan Street’s member’s bill is about to be re-introduced in parliament. Reflecting on her elderly mother’s recent death, Deborah Coddington puts forward the view that noone wants to administer euthanasia. “The NZ Medical Association is opposed to voluntary euthanasia … So the Read more

Legal euthanasia kills justice for all

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

As the spokesperson of a Catholic bioethics centre, there are some who discount my message because of my religious affiliation, rather than on the basis of its merits. It’s a classic case of “playing the man instead of the ball”. As two commentators noted in response to comments I recently made about the dangers of Read more

Wanting help to die is not the Government’s business

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Labour MP Maryan Street says that there is “massive support” for her proposed bill to make euthanasia legal, and to set up a bureaucratic system to monitor the bill’s application. In her weekly column Rosemary McLeod contends that euthanasia is none of the Government’s business. She says that the case of the man who assisted his Read more

Drafting of private member’s bill on euthanasia renews debate

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Euthanasia is ethically wrong, and individuals could be placed under more pressure from family members to choose an “early exit” if a new bill goes ahead, say the Salvation Army and the InterChurch Bioethics Council. Both groups have come out against a proposed “end of life choice” member’s bill being drafted by Nelson-based Labour list Read more