Interactive Webinars on Living and Dying

Media Release Parliament’s Health Select Committee suggested in their recent report on public attitudes to ‘assisted dying’* that “greater communication between health professionals and the general public is required to explain the dying...

Seymour Bill discriminates against young people

Media release   David Seymour misrepresents the Attorney-General report on his End of Life Choice Bill. Seymour claims that “the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice agree that [his] bill creates a framework for assisted dying that is...

Report confirms majority opposition to ‘assisted dying’

Media release Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the Report of Parliament’s Health Select Committee on their extensive investigation of public attitudes to ‘assisted dying’ legislation. The report seems to be a fairly balanced summary of what the Committee...

MPs should not take Horizon survey seriously

MPs should not take Horizon survey seriously   Media Release – 19 June 2017 “The recent Horizon Research ‘poll’ commissioned by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society should not be taken seriously,” says Renée Joubert, Executive...

End of Life Choice Bill should be voted down

Media release New Zealanders have expressed clearly that they do not want voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide to be legalised.   After extensive media coverage, Parliament’s Health Select Committee received a record number of about 21,435 unique submissions in...

Submissions against euthanasia shatter assumptions

Submissions against euthanasia shatter assumptions   Media release – 5 May 2017   77% of submissions to Parliament’s Health Select Committee are opposed to changing the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia, an analysis found. (Click here for a printable...

Overseas experts to speak to the Health Select Committee

Media release – 6 March 2017 Today is the last scheduled day for oral submissions on the Petition on Hon Maryan Street and 8,975 others on “assisted dying”. According to Parliament’s website, 88 submitters are booked to speak today, including at least 16 from...

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