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 people hear arguments against legalisation support drops further.
80% of submissions to the previous government’s Health Committee were opposed to changing the law.
Assisted suicide laws have failed in 30 jurisdictions in the past three years. Read more here about international statistics.