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...

End of Life Choice Bill should be voted down

Media release New Zealanders have expressed clearly that they do not want voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide to be legalised.   After extensive media coverage, Parliament’s Health Select Committee received a record number of about 21,435 unique submissions in...

Submissions against euthanasia shatter assumptions

Submissions against euthanasia shatter assumptions   Media release – 5 May 2017   77% of submissions to Parliament’s Health Select Committee are opposed to changing the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia, an analysis found. (Click here for a printable...

Overseas experts to speak to the Health Select Committee

Media release – 6 March 2017 Today is the last scheduled day for oral submissions on the Petition on Hon Maryan Street and 8,975 others on “assisted dying”. According to Parliament’s website, 88 submitters are booked to speak today, including at least 16 from...

Survey does not reflect attitudes to law

Media Release – 13 January 2017   A survey published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal mistakenly claims to show that 66% of New Zealanders support the legalisation of euthanasia. The survey asked, “Suppose a person has a painful incurable disease. Do...

Dutch bill proposes euthanasia for over 75s

Media release Dutch MP Pia Dijkstra proposed a bill that would allow euthanasia for anyone over the age of 75 who no longer wants to live. To be eligible a person would need to have “an intrinsic and consistent” wish to die, which would be confirmed by a...

Euthanasia-Free NZ denounces new suicide organisation

Media Release Euthanasia-Free NZ denounces a new organisation set up specifically to facilitate suicide. The voluntary euthanasia and pro-suicide organisation EXIT International launched EXIT Action, a “sub-group” and “militant arm” dedicated to the...

South African Court invalidates case cited by Lecretia Seales

The Supreme Court of Appeal overturned a high court decision to grant a terminally ill man legal “medically assisted dying”.   In April 2015, Robert “Robin” Stransham-Ford, who had terminal prostate cancer, applied to the Gauteng High Court for legal doctor-assisted...

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