End of Life Choice Bill progresses by smaller margin

Media ReleaseEuthanasia-Free NZ is encouraged that the second reading on the End of Life Choice Bill passed by a significantly smaller margin (70 – 50) than the First Reading did in 2017 (76 – 44). Several MPs who have voted for the Bill this time...

Kiwi Sentenced for Assisted Suicides of Disabled People

Media Release  Yesterday Auckland-born euthanasia advocate, Sean Davison (58), appeared in the Western Cape High Court, South Africa, on three charges of premeditated murder. To avoid going to trial for murder he eventually pleaded guilty to three charges of assisted...

New Poll Reveals Unease with Euthanasia Legislation

Media releaseAlso see another recent poll at euthanasiadebate.org.nz/pollMost New Zealanders don’t support euthanasia for those who refuse treatment A new nationwide Curia Market Research poll has found that 60% of New Zealanders don’t want a law that would allow an...
New Poll Shows Less Support for Euthanasia

New Poll Shows Less Support for Euthanasia

Media ReleaseAlso see another recent poll at euthanasiadebate.org.nz/poll2.A new nationwide Curia Market Research poll shows the gap between supporters and opponents of euthanasia is narrowing, and that many people withdraw their support when asked to consider some of...

End of Life Choice Bill is “unworkable” and arbitrary

An oral submissions hearing on the End of Life Choice Bill being streamed online, 13 August 2018 Media release After considering 39,159 written submissions and hearing from 1,350 oral submitters, Parliament’s Justice Committee has reported that David Seymour’s...

Poll results don’t support the End of Life Choice Bill

Media release “There is a vast difference between support for an abstract concept and support for a particular Bill with all its practical difficulties,” says Renée Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. “It is no surprise that more than...

Oral Submissions are Overwhelmingly Opposed and Areligious

About 85 % of published oral submissions are opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill, an analysis found. Only 13 % were in support and 3 % were either unclear or neutral. The submissions of 50 organisations were published, of which 35 were opposed, 3 were in support, 6...

Simon Bridges intends to vote against the End of Life Choice Bill

Photo: NewsTalkZB Today Chris Lynch interviewed Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga and Leader of the Opposition. Here is a transcript of the discussion on euthanasia from about 4:50 into the audio interview on NewsTalk ZB:   Chris Lynch: Your former boss, I guess I...

Canadian Woman Requests Euthanasia for Pelvic Mesh Pain

There are growing concerns about the safety of pelvic mesh implants. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified a vaginal pelvic mesh implant as a high-risk device. According to The Guardian, 1 in 15 UK women who received vaginal pelvic mesh implants in a ten...

Quebec Court Challenge to Affect End of Life Choice Bill

Jean Truchon and Nicole Gladu | Photo by Edouard Plante-Fréchette, La Presse Media Release A few hours ago two disabled Quebecers appeared in a Montreal court to challenge the provincial and federal ‘assisted dying’ laws. Euthanasia-Free NZ is following the 33-day...

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