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...

New Zealand man died by suicide with the help of EXIT International

Media Release The daughter of a depressed New Zealand man, who died by suicide with the help of the pro-euthanasia and pro-suicide organisation, EXIT International, spoke to Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon this morning. The organisation was in the...

World Suicide Prevention Day

Euthanasia-Free NZ supports World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September and welcomes the government’s announcement to develop a new suicide prevention strategy and action plan. “One of the reasons Euthanasia-Free NZ is opposed to the legalisation of...

Three-Quarters of Submitters Oppose Legal Assisted Suicide

Media Release   Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes an analysis finding that 78% of submitters are opposed to legalising assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. In an unprecedented number of unique submissions, more than three-quarters have indicated that they don’t...

Disabled people protest against “Me Before You”

Euthanasia-Free NZ supported peaceful protests led by disabled people against the movie “Me Before You”, which was released in New Zealand today. People of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds joined demonstrations in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga,...

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