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New poll illustrates confusion about End of Life Choice Act

Here’s the link to the original media release dated 11 November 2019.   In October 2020 New Zealanders will vote in a binding referendum on whether the End of life Choice Act should come into force. A nationwide Curia Market Research poll shows the vast...

End of Life Choice Act is inferior to Victoria’s Act

Media Release   David Seymour is misleading New Zealanders by arguing that the recent report from Victoria is relevant to New Zealand voters. It is not. The 27-page End of Life Choice Act is vastly different from the 137-page Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying...
Parliament Passes Bill Lacking Important Safeguards

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...
WMA reaffirms opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

WMA reaffirms opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

A few hours ago the World Medical Association (WMA) reaffirmed its opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.   This is highly significant, since the World Medical Association is the largest medical society in the world, encompassing 114 nations and...

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

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...