Poll results don’t support the End of Life Choice Bill

Media release “There is a vast difference between support for an abstract concept and support for a particular Bill with all its practical difficulties,” says Renée Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. “It is no surprise that more than...

Oral Submissions are Overwhelmingly Opposed and Areligious

About 85 % of published oral submissions are opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill, an analysis found. Only 13 % were in support and 3 % were either unclear or neutral. The submissions of 50 organisations were published, of which 35 were opposed, 3 were in support, 6...

Simon Bridges intends to vote against the End of Life Choice Bill

Photo: NewsTalkZB Today Chris Lynch interviewed Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga and Leader of the Opposition. Here is a transcript of the discussion on euthanasia from about 4:50 into the audio interview on NewsTalk ZB:   Chris Lynch: Your former boss, I guess I...

Canadian Woman Requests Euthanasia for Pelvic Mesh Pain

There are growing concerns about the safety of pelvic mesh implants. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified a vaginal pelvic mesh implant as a high-risk device. According to The Guardian, 1 in 15 UK women who received vaginal pelvic mesh implants in a ten...

Quebec Court Challenge to Affect End of Life Choice Bill

Jean Truchon and Nicole Gladu | Photo by Edouard Plante-Fréchette, La Presse Media Release A few hours ago two disabled Quebecers appeared in a Montreal court to challenge the provincial and federal ‘assisted dying’ laws. Euthanasia-Free NZ is following the 33-day...

David Seymour is grasping at straws to try salvage his Death Bill

Media Release Last night David Seymour published a 73-page Sponsor’s Report which includes several pages of amendments to his proposed End of Life Choice Bill, only three weeks after allegedly claiming that his Bill was “perfect”. Before writing this report, he read...

Kiwi euthanasia campaigner charged with murder of two disabled people

Cape Town Magistrates Court | Photo by Ashraf Hendricks © 2016 GroundUp. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Media Release  On Friday Sean Davison (57) appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on two...

Euthanasia Society President Charged with Murder of Disabled Man

Media Release Sean Davison, a New Zealand citizen who was convicted of assisted suicide in Dunedin, appeared in a South African court on Wednesday on a murder charge. The charge is in relation to the death of Anrich Burger, 53, who became a quadriplegic after a motor...

End of Life Choice Bill Inappropriate for Suicide Rate

Media Release “The End of Life Choice Bill is inappropriate considering New Zealand’s rising suicide rate”, says Renée Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. The latest provisional suicide figures show an increase for the fourth year in a row, reaching the...

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