Parliament Passes Bill Lacking Important Safeguards

Media release”It’s highly concerning that Parliament has voted for the End of Life Choice Bill to become law, pending a referendum,” says Renée Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. The third reading would not have passed without NZ...

New poll illustrates confusion about euthanasia bill

Media release A new nationwide Curia Market Research poll shows the vast majority of New Zealanders are confused about what the End of Life Choice Bill aims to legalise.“While many of our supporters welcome the opportunity to vote on this Bill, we are concerned that a...

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...

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...