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MOH Says Kiwis With COVID-19 Can Be Eligible For Euthanasia

Monday, 20 December 2021, 12:54 am | DefendNZ

An Official Information Act reply to #DefendNZ , from the Ministry of Health, which says that patients with COVID-19 could be eligible for euthanasia, has left National MP Simon O’Connor disappointed but not surprised. In November #DefendNZ wrote to ... More >>

#DefendNZ: One-in-five New Zealanders With Disabilities Cannot Afford To See A GP

Friday, 12 November 2021, 6:25 am | DefendNZ

According to the 2020 New Zealand Health Survey , 21.5% of disabled adults were not able to visit a GP due to costs, compared to just 12.7% of non-disabled adults. What this research indicates is that disabled adults are 2.3 times more likely not ... More >>

#DefendNZ Relaunches To Protect Vulnerable New Zealanders From Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

Sunday, 7 November 2021, 6:43 am | DefendNZ

#DefendNZ has officially relaunched today, Sunday 7 November, in order to fight for the protection of vulnerable New Zealanders against the dangers of the End of Life Choice Act (EOLCA). “Some may have wrongly assumed that this debate was over ... More >>

Euthanasia vote tighter than public may think

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 11:12 am | DefendNZ

Euthanasia vote tighter than public may think Half of MPs allowed to exercise conscience votes rejected the End of Life Choice Bill at Second Reading. Eighteen of the 120 votes were along party lines: namely NZ First, the Green and the sponsor of the bill, ... More >>

Canada euthanasia concerns confirmed in UN report

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:06 am | DefendNZ

Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero outlayed her concerns about the End of Life Choice Bill to John Campbell on TVNZ’s Breakfast yesterday morning . "I'm concerned that the safeguards are woefully inadequate,” she said. “I'm deeply ... More >>

Euthanasia may devalue the lives of older people

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:09 am | DefendNZ

10% of older people in New Zealand experience some form of abuse, according to Age Concern professional educator on elder abuse and neglect, Hanny Naus. Age Concern see a wide range of older people who are abused, with 4 out of 5 of them being abused ... More >>

Australian professor condemns Kiwi euthanasia bill

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:16 am | DefendNZ

A series of short videos featuring local and international euthanasia experts will be released across the #DefendNZ social media channels on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram from today. They are being released in the lead up to the likely Second ... More >>

I'm celebrating my cancerversary today

Sunday, 2 June 2019, 10:18 am | DefendNZ

“I'm celebrating my cancerversary today!” Given 12-14 months, still-terminal Kiwi woman alive 8 years after diagnosis On Wednesday 1 June 2011 Vicki Walsh found out she had cancer in her brain. She was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), ... More >>

Limiting euthanasia Bill to terminally ill won’t protect all

Monday, 27 May 2019, 9:17 am | DefendNZ

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero MNZM was quoted on TVNZ’s Sunday programme last night speaking against the effectiveness of proposed changes to the End of Life Choice Bill to limit access to euthanasia or assisted suicide to those ... More >>

#DefendNZ questions David Seymour's filibuster

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:22 am | DefendNZ

#DefendNZ questions why David Seymour would filibuster his own Bill which was expected to begin its Second Reading last night More >>

#DefendNZ representatives arrive in Wellington

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:47 am | DefendNZ

We all have a stake in the End of Life Choice Bill conversation, but for some people, this Bill is more than a thought experiment – it is a clear and present danger. For this reason, some of the people featured in the #DefendNZ documentaries are in ... More >>

End of Life Choice Bill has no place in New Zealand

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 3:44 pm | DefendNZ

End of Life Choice Bill has no place in New Zealand says new book from #DefendNZ #DefendNZ – a grassroots movement opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill – today releases its book Vote “No” to Assisted Suicide , which has also been delivered ... More >>

DefendNZ releases Top 5 Reasons for MPs to Vote ‘NO’

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:38 pm | DefendNZ

#DefendNZ releases Top 5 Reasons for MPs to Vote ‘NO’ – The End of life Choice Bill will never be safe #DefendNZ – a grassroots movement opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill – has listed their Top 5 Reasons why MPs should vote “no” ... More >>

#DefendNZ: The End of Life Choice Bill can’t be fixed

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 8:18 pm | DefendNZ

#DefendNZ: The End of Life Choice Bill can’t be fixed In their Report, released today, the Justice Committee details hundreds of problems with the End of Life Choice Bill, but fixes none of the substantial ones. The Committee reports that they heard ... More >>

End Of Life Choice Bill in #DefendNZ fourth documentary

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 3:15 pm | DefendNZ

Vicki Walsh speaks out against the End of Life Choice Bill in Terminal but not dead yet , the fourth documentary released today by #DefendNZ – a grassroots movement opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

Turia speaks out against End of Life Choice Bill

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 11:33 am | DefendNZ

MEDIA RELEASE: Saturday, 6 April 2019 Dame Tariana Turia speaks out against End of Life Choice Bill in #DefendNZ third documentary – A life in chronic pain Former Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister for Health, and founder and the ... More >>

Human rights lawyer speaks out against euthanasia

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 11:32 am | DefendNZ

MEDIA RELEASE: Saturday, 6 April 2019 Human rights lawyer Richard McLeod speaks out against End of Life Choice Bill in #DefendNZ third documentary – A life in chronic pain Human rights, immigration and refugee lawyer Richard McLeod speaks out ... More >>

Australian Professor speaks out against euthanasia Bill

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 11:31 am | DefendNZ

Australian Professor of Bioethics speaks out against New Zealand’s proposed euthanasia Bill in #DefendNZ third documentary – A life in chronic pain Professor Margaret Somerville is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Notre Dame Australia who ... More >>

Illingworth speaks out against End of Life Choice Bill

Sunday, 7 April 2019, 11:29 am | DefendNZ

Queens Counsel barrister-at-law Grant Illingworth speaks out against End of Life Choice Bill in #DefendNZ third documentary – A life in chronic pain Grant Illingworth QC speaks out speaks out against the End of Life Choice Bill in the third documentary ... More >>

Former euthanasia advocate speaks against End of Life bill

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:26 am | DefendNZ

Former NZ euthanasia advocate speaks out against End of Life Choice Bill in new #DefendNZ documentary More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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