Euthanasia Society President Charged with Murder of Disabled Man

Media Release Sean Davison, a New Zealand citizen who was convicted of assisted suicide in Dunedin, appeared in a South African court on Wednesday on a murder charge. The charge is in relation to the death of Anrich Burger, 53, who became a quadriplegic after a motor...

End of Life Choice Bill Inappropriate for Suicide Rate

Media Release “The End of Life Choice Bill is inappropriate considering New Zealand’s rising suicide rate”, says Renée Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. The latest provisional suicide figures show an increase for the fourth year in a row, reaching the...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15 June

Euthanasia-Free NZ supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and calls on the New Zealand Parliament to reject the End of Life Choice Bill in the interest of public safety. Elderly people are vulnerable to being pressured to request death. Such pressure can be subtle...

Judge invalidates California’s assisted suicide law

Stephanie Packer tells how her insurance company changed their mind about funding a chemotherapy drug after assisted suicide was legalised. In October 2015 California legalised assisted suicide by circumventing the normal legislative process. A few hours ago a judge...

May the odds be ever in your favour? The politics of prognosis

“Transability or your body is not what you think” TEDx talk by Jean Michael Reynolds, under Creative Commons Licence By Joel Michael Reynolds When I was three years old, I was told that my brother Jason had a 95 per cent chance of dying before he was one....

Austen Case Shows Law is Working

Media Release Susan Austen has been found not guilty of aiding in the suicide of fellow EXIT member Annemarie Treadwell. Ms Austen is the Coordinator of the Wellington chapter of EXIT International as well as a committee member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of...

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’,...

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