Suicide and Assisted Dying are Sides of the Same Coin

Media Release Simon o’Connor is unfairly under fire for making the connection between suicide and ‘assisted dying’. Assisted suicide is by definition ‘receiving help to die by suicide’. Essentially the only difference between suicide and assisted suicide is the number...

New York High Court decides ‘Aid-in-Dying’ is Assisted Suicide

Media Release Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the New York High Court’s decision to uphold the law against ‘assisted dying’. The Voluntary Euthanasia Society and their overseas counterparts argue that there is a fundamental difference between suicide and ‘aid-in-dying’...

David Seymour’s Bill would undermine suicide prevention

Media Release The number of suicide deaths in New Zealand have increased for the third year in a row. The provisional suicide statistics released today show: 606 people died by suicide in the 12 months to June 2017 – almost twice the road toll (363 for the 12 months...

Interactive Webinars on Living and Dying

Media Release Parliament’s Health Select Committee suggested in their recent report on public attitudes to ‘assisted dying’* that “greater communication between health professionals and the general public is required to explain the dying...

Seymour Bill discriminates against young people

Media release   David Seymour misrepresents the Attorney-General report on his End of Life Choice Bill. Seymour claims that “the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice agree that [his] bill creates a framework for assisted dying that is...

Report confirms majority opposition to ‘assisted dying’

Media release Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the Report of Parliament’s Health Select Committee on their extensive investigation of public attitudes to ‘assisted dying’ legislation. The report seems to be a fairly balanced summary of what the Committee heard from...

MPs should not take Horizon survey seriously

MPs should not take Horizon survey seriously   Media Release – 19 June 2017 “The recent Horizon Research ‘poll’ commissioned by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society should not be taken seriously,” says Renée Joubert, Executive...

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