Tag Archives: Euthanasia

Canadian Mother Requests Lethal Injection for 4-YEAR-OLD Son Born with Disability — The BFD

righttolife.org.uk A Canadian mother has asked the Canadian government to extend euthanasia to children so a lethal injection might be given to her son.Karie-Lyn Pelletier, from L’Islet, says she will wish to end the life of her four-year-old son, Abel, if his condition becomes worse. Abel was born with Mednik syndrome, a genetic condition that…

via Canadian Mother Requests Lethal Injection for 4-YEAR-OLD Son Born with Disability — The BFD

Hospices are to be for caring not killing — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 16 June 2021 Right to Life is pleased that the Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little has advised our society that he has no policy to require that hospices have to accept patients being killed by their doctors or assisted in their suicide in order to continue receiving government funding. This information was…

via Hospices are to be for caring not killing — Right to Life New Zealand

Euthanasia: What happens if the drugs don’t work? — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 30 March 2021Family First Comment: This is the danger of putting politicians in charge of a medical issue….Palliative care professor Rod MacLeod said ending a life was not always a simple matter. “I think the public has this idea that assisted dying is quite clear cut – you take the drugs and…

via Euthanasia: What happens if the drugs don’t work? — Family First NZ

Elderly Woman Opts for Euthanasia to Avoid Another Lockdown — The BFD

righttolife.org.uk An elderly woman in Canada has been euthanised to avoid having to live through another COVID-19 lockdown.90-year-old Nancy Russell ended her life by euthanasia last month in Toronto, Canada so that she did not have to endure another lockdown, despite the fact that she was neither chronically nor terminally ill.According to a report in…

via Elderly Woman Opts for Euthanasia to Avoid Another Lockdown — The BFD

Dutch court approves euthanasia in cases of advanced dementia — Family First NZ

The Guardian 22 April 2020Family First Comment: “The ruling means doctors cannot be prosecuted even if the patient no longer says they want to die”#slipperyslopeprotect.org.nz Doctors in the Netherlands are able to carry out euthanasia on patients with severe dementia without fear of prosecution even if the patient no longer expresses an explicit wish to die, the…

via Dutch court approves euthanasia in cases of advanced dementia — Family First NZ

End of Life Choice Act is riskier than Oregon’s law — Euthanasia Debate

The End of Life Choice Act would allow more risk of pressure and wrongful deaths than the Oregon Act allows. Several protections that are included in Oregon’s law have been left out of the End of Life Choice Act and largely without Parliament debating them. 1. Euthanasia is riskier than self-administration In Oregon…

via End of Life Choice Act is riskier than Oregon’s law — Euthanasia Debate

Support for legalising euthanasia dips, but majority still in favour – poll — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 14 February 2020Family First Comment: It will continue to drop as we highlight the deep flaws in the proposed bill. Even for people who support some sort of euthanasia, they certainly shouldn’t support the bill just approved by the MPs.Protect.org.nz Support for legalising euthanasia has dropped, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar…

via Support for legalising euthanasia dips, but majority still in favour – poll — Family First NZ

Dutch euthanasia centre sees 22% rise in requests in 2019 — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 8 February 2020Family First Comment: “The number of people with dementia who received euthanasia rose from 70 in 2018 to 96 last year, the Euthanasia Expertise Center said. Two of those cases involved patients with dementia so advanced they were considered mentally incapacitated.”#slipperyslopeProtect.org.nz A Dutch organisation that carries out euthanasia received 3122 requests…

via Dutch euthanasia centre sees 22% rise in requests in 2019 — Family First NZ

The Black Box Film Crew Movie on Euthanasia Dangers — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Right to Life is right behind James Yang and the team at The Black Box, who are producing a short film ‘Help’, to help New Zealanders become informed before making their decision in the coming September referendum. As a precursor to the making of this movie Black Box has produced the following short clip which…

via The Black Box Film Crew Movie on Euthanasia Dangers — Right to Life New Zealand

Belgium euthanasia: Three doctors accused in unprecedented trial — Family First NZ

 

BBC News 14 January 2020Family First Comment: Strict? Yeah right. “Euthanasia and assisted suicide were made legal under strict conditions in Belgium in 2002. The family argue that her reason for seeking to end her life was because of a failed relationship, far short of the “serious and incurable disorder” as required under Belgian law.”Don’t do it,…

via Belgium euthanasia: Three doctors accused in unprecedented trial — Family First NZ

Abortion Referendum Please — Right to Life New Zealand

 

The following article is a guest post from the Average Thief Blog New Zealand should have three referenda later this year, not two. There will be referenda on the “conscience issues” of euthanasia (End of Life Choice Bill) and the legalisation of cannabis. There should also be a referendum for the most difficult conscience issue…

via Abortion Referendum Please — Right to Life New Zealand

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

World Medical Association Reaffirms Opposition To Euthanasia And Physician-Assisted Suicide — Family First NZ

 

World Medical Association 26 October 2019Family First Comment: ‘The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide… No physician should be forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should…

via World Medical Association Reaffirms Opposition To Euthanasia And Physician-Assisted Suicide — Family First NZ

WMA reaffirms opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide — Euthanasia-Free NZ: Supporting care and compassion within the limits of the present law

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 their national medical organisations (including the US) representing over 10 million physicians worldwide. The organisation was established “to…

via WMA reaffirms opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide — Euthanasia-Free NZ: Supporting care and compassion within the limits of the present law

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

US study says assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilities — Family First NZ

 

BioEdge 13 October 2019Family First Comment: The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released a scathing analysis of the effect of assisted suicide laws in the United States on people with disabilities. It finds that safeguards are ineffective and that there is little oversight of abuses and mistakes…. The most prevalent reasons offered by someone requesting assisted suicide…

via US study says assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilities — Family First NZ

Hospices call for more protection in euthanasia law — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 16 August 2019Family First Comment: “Organisations were also worried that without further protections, those who didn’t want to participate would be at risk of coming under pressure to provide euthanasia services or lose public contracts,”#coercion Hospices say they want more protections to ensure their facilities won’t be used for assisted dying if euthanasia legislation…

via Hospices call for more protection in euthanasia law — Family First 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

Parliament Shamefully Succumbs to Culture of Death — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release Wednesday 26th June 2019 Right to Life is disappointed that Parliament has embraced a culture of death by passing the End of Life Choice bill [EOLCB] which if passed at its third reading will allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. This is a violation of the sanctity of…

via Parliament Shamefully Succumbs to Culture of Death — Right to Life New Zealand

End of Life Choice Bill progresses by smaller margin — Euthanasia-Free NZ: Supporting care and compassion within the limits of the present law

Media Release Euthanasia-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 expressed significant concerns about the Bill’s eligibility criteria and…

via End of Life Choice Bill progresses by smaller margin — Euthanasia-Free NZ: Supporting care and compassion within the limits of the present law

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

Euthanasia bill ‘goes against the ethics of our profession’ – Medical Association chair says — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 22 May 2019Family First Comment: “Doctors are still the ones that would be involved in assisting people to die. It goes against what a doctors role is,” Dr Baddock says. She says the reason the Medical Association is opposed to the Bill in its entirety is that it doesn’t address the social issues…

via Euthanasia bill ‘goes against the ethics of our profession’ – Medical Association chair says — Family First NZ

New Poll Reveals Unease with Euthanasia Legislation — Euthanasia-Free NZ: Supporting care and compassion within the limits of the present law

 

Media release Most 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 18-year-old to refuse treatment and instead choose to die by euthanasia. A quarter (24%) would support such a…

via New Poll Reveals Unease with Euthanasia Legislation — Euthanasia-Free NZ: Supporting care and compassion within the limits of the present law