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Submissions against euthanasia shatter assumptions

Friday, 5 May 2017, 2:59 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

77% of submissions to Parliament’s Health Select Committee are opposed to changing the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia, an analysis found. More >>

Survey does not reflect attitudes to law

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:26 am | Euthanasia Free NZ

A survey published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal mistakenly claims to show that 66% of New Zealanders support the legalisation of euthanasia. More >>

Dutch bill proposes euthanasia for over 75s

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 1:39 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Dutch MP Pia Dijkstra proposed a bill that would allow euthanasia for anyone over the age of 75 who no longer wants to live. More >>

Euthanasia-Free NZ denounces new suicide organisation

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 5:02 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

The voluntary euthanasia and pro-suicide organisation EXIT International launched EXIT Action, a "subgroup" and " militant arm ” dedicated to the illegal import of large quantities of the lethal drug Nembutal. More >>

South African Court invalidates case cited by Seales

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:23 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

The Supreme Court of Appeal overturned a high court decision to grant a terminally ill man legal “medically assisted dying”. More >>

‘Assisted Dying’ would violate the ‘right to die’

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 4:41 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ made their oral submission to Parliament’s Health Select Committee today on the Investigation into Ending One’s Life In New Zealand . More >>

Calll for euthanasia on psychological grounds to be banned

Friday, 11 December 2015, 12:29 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the open letter signed by 65 Belgian experts this week, because it is highly relevant to the New Zealand "assisted dying" debate. More >>

David Seymour withdraws from euthanasia debate

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 10:02 am | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ is disappointed that David Seymour seems unwilling to engage in an honest intellectual discussion with his opponents, despite being quick to criticize them publicly. More >>

Restrictions on Euthanasia Advocate's Suicide Promotion

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 9:34 am | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the Australian Medical Board’s decision to impose restrictions on the medical practice of Dr Philip Nitschke, the most prominent Australasian advocate of voluntary euthanasia. More >>

Euthanasia bill is open to wide interpretation

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 2:17 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

“The End-of-Life Choice Bill uses vague language that is open to wide interpretation”, says Renee Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. More >>

California legalises assisted suicide

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 12:24 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

California legalises assisted suicide as a cost-cutting measure by circumventing the normal legislative process More >>

Assisted suicide legislation contradicts suicide prevention

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 2:23 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ supports World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and welcomes the plans by District Health Boards to improve the ways they prevent and respond to suicide. More >>

Anti-Euthanasia Demonstration Draws a Diverse Crowd

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 5:25 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Yesterday about 90 people from diverse walks of life gathered in front of parliament to demonstrate against the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Most of them waited close to the fence while the Voluntary Euthanasia Society presented ... More >>

The wider implications of assisted suicide

Friday, 5 June 2015, 4:16 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

"I wish to convey our deep condolences to Lecretia Seales' family and friends", says Renee Joubert, Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ. "I'm sad that she died so young but relieved to read that she died comfortably, relatively quickly ... More >>

Anti-euthanasia campaigner to visit New Zealand next week

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 7:28 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Dr Kevin Yuill, author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case against Legalization and anti-euthanasia campaigner from the UK, is visiting New Zealand next week for two days. He will give public lectures in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington and is ... More >>

Advance Care Planning Day

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 3:59 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ supports the national Advanced Care Planning initiative, Conversations That Count Day on Thursday 16 April. More >>

Labour congratulated on withdrawing bill

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:55 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ congratulates Labour leader Andrew Little and MP Iain Lees-Galloway for resisting sponsorship of the ex-Maryan Street voluntary euthanasia bill. More >>

Press Release from Euthanasia-Free NZ

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:44 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ oppose any move to legalise euthanasia or assisted suicide in New Zealand, because such laws will pose significant dangers. By “euthanasia” we are referring to the intentional killing of a person, usually by administering ... More >>

Wellington coroner may get more than he bargained for

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 7:08 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

The Wellington coroner, Ian Roderick Smith is reported today to be calling for M.Ps to debate the issue of euthanasia in an extension to his findings on the death of an elderly woman. According to some reports she was a member of a pro-euthanasia ... More >>

Dr. ‘Death’ and New Zealand’s Chief Coroner at Loggerheads

Saturday, 31 August 2013, 9:32 am | Euthanasia Free NZ

Commenting on new statistics released on August 26th. that showed increasing rates of suicide in women and the elderly, the Chief Coroner, Judge Neil MacLean expressed concern about the high rate of suicide in people aged in their 80s and beyond. The ... More >>



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