Disabled people petition Parliament to amend euthanasia bill

Media release Representatives from Euthanasia-Free NZ, the disability advocacy group Not Yet Dead Yet Aotearoa and the Wellington disability community are presenting a petition to Parliament ahead of the debate on Part 4 of the End of Life Choice Bill.later today....
Parliament rejects accountability safeguards in euthanasia bill

Parliament rejects accountability safeguards in euthanasia bill

 Media release “It’s disappointing that Parliament failed to address the accountability issues in the End of Life Choice Bill,” says Renée Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. Last night Parliament debated Part 3 of the Bill, which covers the...

Parliament dismisses doctors, Hospices after farcical debate

Media Release   Euthanasia-Free NZ is appalled that Parliament spent so little time debating Part 2 of the End of Life Choice Bill and voted to leave it full of holes. Part 2 is the most extensive and complex section of the Bill, covering coercion, freedom of...

Amendments to the End of Life Choice Bill

Here are all the proposed amendments (Supplementary Order Papers) still to be voted on in one document:  EOLC-Bill-All-SOPs-as-text-as-at-26-Sept.   For reference, here is a document with all the proposed amendments to date. A summary of how individual MPs voted...

Poll: Kiwis oppose implications of euthanasia process

Media release   Euthanasia-Free NZ urge MPs to consider concerns relevant to tomorrow’s debate on Part 2 of the End of Life Choice Bill.  Part 2 is about freedom of conscience rights and each step of the proposed euthanasia process: from making a request to...

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...

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