Oregon Official Report: Safeguards cannot be enforced

The latest official report from Oregon, USA, shows that the ‘assisted dying’ law’s safeguards cannot be enforced. It also shows that people request assisted suicide by lethal drugs mainly for existential reasons, not pain.     Safeguards cannot be...

Legalisation is NOT inevitable

In response to news of Victoria legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide at the end of 2017, some people have concluded that it is inevitable that New Zealand would follow suit. It is not.   Only 55% of New Zealanders support ‘assisted dying’ when it’s defined. When...

Poll: Widespread confusion about ‘Assisted Dying’

Media Release A new Curia Market Research poll shows New Zealanders are confused about what ‘assisted dying’ even means. “This groundbreaking poll challenges the validity of most other polls on the issue. It shows that support for euphemisms such as ‘assisted dying’,...

New South Wales rejects ‘assisted dying’ bill

Image by ABC News: Sarah Gerathy Media Release Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the decision of the New South Wales (NSW) Upper House to reject ‘assisted dying’ legislation and urges the New Zealand Parliament to follow suit. The New South Wales Bill proposed legal...

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’...

New York High Court: There is no right to assisted suicide

by Alex Schadenberg Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition         First published here   The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition commends the New York High Court in its Meyers v. Schneiderman decision. The court found that aid-in-dying is assisted...

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 process and alleviate fear”...

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 consistent with the...

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