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New Zealand Euthanasia Law Goes Into Effect, Pro-Life Advocates Fight to Save Vulnerable PeopleRight to Life UK — LIFE MATTERS

As New Zealand’s euthanasia legislation comes into effect, anti-euthanasia campaigners have launched an initiative to begin the path towards repealing the legislation and protecting the vulnerable. After becoming the first country in the world to introduce assisted suicide and euthanasia by popular vote in a binding referendum, New Zealand’s End of Life Choice Act (EOLCA) […]

New Zealand Euthanasia Law Goes Into Effect, Pro-Life Advocates Fight to Save Vulnerable PeopleRight to Life UK — LIFE MATTERS

More palliative care funding wanted as assisted dying becomes legal — Family First NZ

1News 7 Nov 2021 Palliative care professor Rod MacLeod said despite the Act being called “End of Life Choice”, there would be some people who didn’t have a choice because they couldn’t opt to access … More palliative care funding wanted as assisted dying becomes legal Read More » The post More palliative care funding…

More palliative care funding wanted as assisted dying becomes legal — Family First NZ

Why the End of Life Choice Bill will increase our appalling suicide rate — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Right to Life believes that New Zealanders have a right to be fully informed of the potentially disastrous effect on our appalling suicide rate if we vote yes at the referendum for the introduction of the End of Life Choice Act. It is imperative that the government urgently provide accurate information to the people of…

via Why the End of Life Choice Bill will increase our appalling suicide rate — Right to Life New Zealand

End of Life Choice Rolls On — The BFD

 

There has never been such comprehensive parliamentary scrutiny of a bill as the End of Life Choice Bill. 39,000 public submissions, 16 months in select committee, four months in Committee of the Whole House, nearly two years from First Reading to Third Reading. The Third Reading will be on 13 November, expected to begin at…

via End of Life Choice Rolls On — The BFD

House votes 63 to 57 to include a referendum in the End of Life Choice Bill — Kiwiblog

A crucial vote just passed in the committee stage of the End of Life Choice Bill. MPs voted 63 to 57 to make the law conditional on a referendum. This means that all nine NZ First MPs will vote for the End of Life Choice Bill at 3rd reading, which should lead to it passing.…

via House votes 63 to 57 to include a referendum in the End of Life Choice Bill — Kiwiblog

If euthanasia bill passes it will be decided by referendum — Your NZ

A small majority of MPs (63 to 57) have voted for a referendum to make the final decision on euthanasia if the End of Life Choice Bill passes it’s third reading which will happen in November. The successful referendum vote makes it more likely that the Bill will pass as NZ First MPs said they […]

via If euthanasia bill passes it will be decided by referendum — Your NZ

End of life choice Bill to affect society’s vulnerable the most says hospice doctor — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 5 July 2019Family First Comment: “The vulnerable, aged and disabled face coercion and exploitation should the End of Life Choice Bill become law in NZ, a top palliative specialist in Timaru says. Passing the bill could erode compassion, and confirms an ideology that considers some lives are not worth living even if that person sees value…

via End of life choice Bill to affect society’s vulnerable the most says hospice doctor — Family First NZ

Prime Minister Applauded for Opposing Euthanasia Referendum — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Right to Life applauds the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern for her leadership in upholding the right of Parliament to make laws rather than abdicating that responsibility to the public in a referendum. The issues surrounding euthanasia and in particular the ill-conceived and life threatening End of Life Choice bill, (ELOCB), are still very poorly understood…

via Prime Minister Applauded for Opposing Euthanasia Referendum — Right to Life New Zealand

‘The End of Choices Bill’ — WOBH | Media

 

The New Conservative party is concerned that, despite its flaws and strong opposition to it, the government is going to pass the Euthanasia bill. Following the second reading of the “End of Life Choice Bill on 26th June, they pointed out that the public might very well wonder if all their efforts to make submissions…

via ‘The End of Choices Bill’ — WOBH | Media

Side Two of the Euthanasia Debate — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

The Euthanasia debate is a complex one. I have gone through the various articles published about it last week and have organised them into two posts to present both sides of the argument. This post contains articles against Euthanasia. Euthanasia bill would be ripe for exploitation by the selfish and the abusive, says QC The…

via Side Two of the Euthanasia Debate — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

70 to 50 — Kiwiblog

The End of Life Choice Bill has passed its 2nd reading by 70 votes to 50, which is a healthy margin. I’m very pleased to see it progress. The debate was excellent, as conscience issues often are. Some of the key speeches. David Seymour: Finally, I ask what does this House say to the small…

via 70 to 50 — Kiwiblog

End of Life Choice Bill passes second reading 70-50 — Your NZ

End of Life Choice Bill passed its second reading last night in Parliament last night, by 70 votes to 50. That is a comfortable margin, but it doesn’t mean that the euthanasia bill is a done deal. It will now proceed to the third reading, and a lot of Supplementary Order Papers will be debated […]

via End of Life Choice Bill passes second reading 70-50 — Your NZ

Defeat the Bill – Protect the Vulnerable – Care not Killing — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release Monday 24th June 2019 It will be a disaster if Parliament votes to pass the life threatening End of Life Choice bill at its second reading. This bill that has no place in our Parliament for many reasons. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has the duty to provide strong moral leadership. If this bill…

via Defeat the Bill – Protect the Vulnerable – Care not Killing — Right to Life New Zealand

Will Parliament Challenge the Authority of the Creator? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release June 17 2019 Right to Life asks, will the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern give moral leadership and protect the vulnerable in our community? Is she going to stand up for the vulnerable and vote against the life threatening End of Life Choice bill [EOLCB] at its second reading? A yes vote by our parliamentarians…

via Will Parliament Challenge the Authority of the Creator? — Right to Life New Zealand

Urgent Appeal to Defend Life from End of Life Choice Bill — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Sign the Petition and Also Contact Your MPs. This post contains content from the No to Assisted Suicide Website Sign the petition online Find your electorate? Share it on Facebook Contact your MPs

via Urgent Appeal to Defend Life from End of Life Choice Bill — Right to Life New Zealand

Parliamentary committee report on euthanasia to be tabled this week — Your NZ

After a lengthy period for public submissions and a record number of submissions (38,000) David Seymour’s End of Life Choice bill is due to have it’s select committee report tabled in Parliament tomorrow. Most submissions opposed the bill, but many were organised by churches opposed to the bill. NZ Herald: Report due back on Act […]

via Parliamentary committee report on euthanasia to be tabled this week — Your NZ

Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill — Right to Life New Zealand

The following is a re-post of an Op Ed piece by Simon O’Connor published by the Wanganui Chronicle today May 7th 2018 A few weeks ago David Seymour dismissed tens of thousands of New Zealanders who wrote to Parliament with their concerns about his End of Life Choice bill. Submissions on his bill, which allows…

via Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill — Right to Life New Zealand

Bruce Logan – Comparing Euthanasia to Terrorist Attack A Bizarre Comparison — Family First NZ

Bruce Logan – Board Member, Family First NZLike so many advocates for the End of Life Choice Bill, Labour MP Louisa Wall, while appealing to compassion, is infected by a confidence that she understands the mystery of human suffering (As on 9/11, choosing way you go is no sin – NZ Herald 13 Mar 2018).…

via Bruce Logan – Comparing Euthanasia to Terrorist Attack A Bizarre Comparison — Family First NZ

Predicting the End of Life for the End of Life Choice Bill — ProLife NZ

My next door neighbour Clifford was diagnosed with end-stage cancer last year. His oncologist gave him three months to live. He slipped into a deep depression at the thought that he was going to die in the next three months. His carefully-tended lawn and hibiscus plants died, since he stopped tending them. Being elderly, suffering…

via Predicting the End of Life for the End of Life Choice Bill — ProLife NZ

Euthanasia Referendum Tyranny Disguised As Democracy — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 14th January 2018 Right to Life is opposed to the proposal that should the contentious End of Life Choice Bill be passed at its second reading, that Parliament should authorise a binding referendum before the third reading of the bill. The most fundamental medical ethic of not killing or helping patients kill themselves,…

via Euthanasia Referendum Tyranny Disguised As Democracy — Right to Life New Zealand

Dr Sinead Donnelly: Palliative medicine uses morphine with care — Right to Life New Zealand

The following article is by Dr Sinead Donnelly a palliative care specialist who works in Wellington and is from the New Zealand Herald first published on 15th December 2017. In this article Dr Donnelly challenges MP David Seymour who introduced his “End of Life Choice” bill to decriminalise euthanasia. Right to Life makes comment that…

via Dr Sinead Donnelly: Palliative medicine uses morphine with care — Right to Life New Zealand

Alastair Scott: End of Life Choice Bill will alter pillar of society — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 8 January 2018Family First Comment: “…However, it would also apply to those disadvantaged by age, physical or mental disability, sickness and poverty, and sadly those without the compassionate support of family.Ill health is known to affect mental health, happiness levels and the ability to see a future without pain or despair. In a…

via Alastair Scott: End of Life Choice Bill will alter pillar of society — Family First NZ

Euthanasia and the value and meaning of life — Your NZ

Philip Matthews: Euthanasia debate reveals deep divisions about the value and meaning of life In December, the End of Life Choice Bill passed its first reading in Parliament with 76 out of 120 MPs voting to send it up to the Justice Select Committee on the slow process to becoming law. Despite the deep nature of questions […]

via Euthanasia and the value and meaning of life — Your NZ

End of Life Choice Bill – 1st Reading – Nuk Korako (National) — Family First NZ

Tēnā koe e Te Mana Whakawā. It was the late Ngati Porou kaumātua Amster Reedy who stated, “We bring people into this world. We care for them right from the time they are conceived, born, bred, in health, sickness, and death. The rituals still exist for every part of their lives.” Those rituals still will…

via End of Life Choice Bill – 1st Reading – Nuk Korako (National) — Family First NZ

Parliament in Breach of Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 14th December 2017 Parliament passed the the End of Life Choice bill on13th December. This is a breach of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Article 3 states:- “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” The preamble to the Declaration states, “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and…

via Parliament in Breach of Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Right to Life New Zealand

End of Life Choice Bill passes first reading — Kiwiblog

The End of Life Choice Bill (which allows terminally ill New Zealanders to choose euthanasia) has passed its first reading by 76 votes to 44. It has been referred to the Justice Select Committee for submissions and consideration. The report back is going to set at nine months, instead of the normal six months, to…

via End of Life Choice Bill passes first reading — Kiwiblog

End of Life Choice Bill – First Reading — Your NZ

David Seymour introduced his End of Life Choice Bill to be read a first time in Parliament last night. It passed the first vote by a comfortable 76 votes to 44. This is a big achievement for Seymour, and a good victory for Matt Vickers, who was in Parliament for the first reading. The End […]

via End of Life Choice Bill – First Reading — Your NZ

The End of Life Choice bill a Poison Chalice — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release Friday 1st Dec 2017 David Seymour MP leader of ACT, is endeavouring to entice Members of Parliament to support his highly contentious End of Life Choice bill that may have its first reading before Christmas. Last week, the Victorian Lower House passed the controversial and bitterly opposed Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. It is…

via The End of Life Choice bill a Poison Chalice — Right to Life New Zealand

Right to Life Questions Attorney General’s Report on Euthanasia — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release Wed August 16th 2017 Right to Life recognises that reports made by the Attorney General should be treated with great respect. However the report of the Attorney General on the End of Life Choice Bill is questioned. Those who are opposed to the murder of the most vulnerable members of our community, the…

via Right to Life Questions Attorney General’s Report on Euthanasia — Right to Life New Zealand

Why are the Greens Betraying the Aged, the Seriously ill and now the Disabled? — Right to Life New Zealand

The Green Party needs to explain to the disabled members of our community why the majority of its Members of Parliament are committed to supporting the first reading of ACT Leader David Seymour’s infamous End of Life Choice bill . According to a recent poll conducted by the NZ Herald and information provided to Right…

via Why are the Greens Betraying the Aged, the Seriously ill and now the Disabled? — Right to Life New Zealand