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Voluntary Euthanasia Expert adds weight

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:32 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary Euthanasia Expert adds weight to calls for law change A visiting Belgian medical expert says New Zealand would be wise to adopt laws to control physician assisted dying if it is to put an end to the clandestine practices currently going ... More >>

Compassion is Not a Crime, Says Euthanasia Campaigner

Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:26 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

“Compassion should not be a crime,” Maryan Street, President of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, said Friday, commenting on Suzy Austen’s appearance in court charged with aiding a suicide. More >>

Survey proves need to introduce euthanasia law

Friday, 13 January 2017, 2:27 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Fresh evidence that an overwhelming majority of New Zealanders favour medically assisted dying for the terminally ill should convince politicians to change the law, a spokesman for the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, said Friday. Dr Jack Havill, VESNZ ... More >>

Marking World Right to Die Day

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 10:43 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The growing campaign for the right to die with dignity will be marked on Wednesday, November 2 around the world and in New Zealand, where a Parliamentary committee is holding an inquiry into the issue. More >>

Police explanation stretches credibility

Friday, 28 October 2016, 9:55 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

“Tonight’s extraordinary media conference by the Acting Wellington District Police Commander stretches credibility about Police conduct towards members of a voluntary euthanasia group,” says Maryan Street, President of the End of Life Choice / Voluntary ... More >>

Police Raid Smacks of Political Interference

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:42 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Recent police raids on voluntary euthanasia campaigners smack of interference into the Parliamentary inquiry into assisted dying that is under way, Maryan Street, President of End-of-Life Choice (the Voluntary Euthanasia Society) said on Monday. More >>

CfI into assisted dying on track to break records

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:24 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The call for an inquiry into laws governing assisted dying is on track to break Parliamentary records. More >>

Aussie TV star coming to promote voluntary euthanasia

Monday, 13 June 2016, 10:55 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Andrew Denton, an Australian TV star who has become the country’s most prominent campaigner for voluntary euthanasia, will arrive in New Zealand this week for a five-day speaking tour. More >>

Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Friday, 10 June 2016, 4:45 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Australian state of Victoria has made a significant move towards allowing doctors to help seriously sick people end their lives peacefully , Dr Jack Havill, President of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand, said Friday. More >>

Politicians urged to follow Canada on assisted dying

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 10:09 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary euthanasia campaigners today urged politicians to stop prevaricating and follow Canada’s example in allowing doctors to help grievously ill patients end their suffering with a peaceful death. More >>

Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Monday, 11 January 2016, 10:13 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Press Release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ The Voluntary Euthanasia Society defended Saturday the rights of Lecretia Seales’s husband Matt Vickers and Auckland University researcher Dr Pam Oliver to speak at an international conference ... More >>

Inquiry preceded by "campaign of blatant lies"

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 8:04 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

It is a pity that as a Parliamentary committee is holding the first public inquiry into the issue of medically-assisted dying to end intolerable suffering of the terminally ill, opponents have resorted to a campaign of blatant lies, Dr Jack Havill, president ... More >>

A miserable death or a “good” one?

Monday, 14 December 2015, 8:51 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand (VESNZ) called Monday for opponents of physician-assisted dying to explain why they think it is better for the terminally ill to suffer a drawn-out miserable death under heavy sedation rather than a “good ... More >>

Reaction to ACT MP David Seymour’s private member’s Bill

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 10:04 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand welcomed David Seymour’s Bill as providing “some momentum towards a law change” but it does not go far enough, President Jack Havill said Wednesday. “Allowing people with terminal illnesses ... More >>

California move boosts voluntary euthanasia campaign

Sunday, 11 October 2015, 10:14 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

New Zealand voluntary euthanasia campaigners will take their case for a law change to parliament this week buoyed by California’s recent move to allow doctors to give fatal drugs to terminally ill patients. More >>

Petition on voluntary euthanasia to be presented on Tuesday

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 12:42 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

A petition signed by about 9000 people urging politicians to hold a full public inquiry into the issue of voluntary euthanasia will be presented to Parliament on Tuesday. More >>

Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ on Lecretia Seales

Friday, 5 June 2015, 3:18 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ on Lecretia Seales The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand is confident that a change in the law is on the way despite Justice David Collins’ judgement on the case brought by Lecretia Seales, its president ... More >>

Press release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Friday, 24 April 2015, 5:24 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Reference Judge David Collins decision approving the VESNZ as intervenor in the case of Lecretia Seales v Attorney-General. More >>

Press Release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 10:45 am | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand has launched a petition urging Parliament to debate a law change that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients end their suffering. More >>

Petition launched

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:03 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand has launched a petition urging Parliament to debate a law change that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients end their suffering. More >>

 

 

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