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Yes For Compassion Celebrates 65% Referendum Victory: “Kiwis Have Voted For Compassion And Choice.”

Friday, 30 October 2020, 2:44 pm | Yes For Compassion

Supporters of Yes for Compassion celebrate today’s referendum results showing 65.2% of Kiwis voted ‘yes’ to the End of Life Choice Act becoming law in New Zealand. Preliminary results, released this afternoon by the Electoral Commission, ... More >>

Polls Show Majority Support For End Of Life Choice In Every Māori Electorate

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:26 am | Yes For Compassion

Yes for Compassion welcomes newly released polls showing majority support for End of Life Choice in all seven Māori electorates, including 60 percent support in Te Tai Tonga. The research, commissioned by Māori Television and carried out by Curia ... More >>

Call For NZMA To Stop Misinforming Voters On End Of Life Choice

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 11:57 am | Yes For Compassion

Yes for Compassion and pro-choice doctors, have today called for the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) to stop spreading deceptive End of Life Choice information. An excerpt from the NZMA ‘Fact Sheet’ on End of Life Choice says “… the medical ... More >>

This World Hospice Day, 50 Doctors Support End Of Life Choice And Hospice Working Together

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 2:12 pm | Yes For Compassion

In a statement released today, 50 Doctors who support End of Life Choice, including Dr Lance O’Sullivan and Dame Margaret Sparrow, say the best end of life care will be achieved when Hospice and assisted dying work together. They say “This World ... More >>

Actor Robyn Malcolm Supports End Of Life Choice, Urges Kiwis To Choose “choice, Love And Compassion”

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:47 am | Yes For Compassion

Actor Robyn Malcolm has joined the Yes for Compassion campaign urging a ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Choice referendum. In a video released today , the prolific actor and activist, awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2019, says “to me, ... More >>

Hawkes Bay Widow Shares Her Story In New TV Ad

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 10:47 am | Yes For Compassion

Yes for Compassion’s television ad , which premieres tonight, features Hawkes Bay widow Heather Gregory whose dying husband Richard was suffering so badly from a slow, agonizing death that he ended his own life. Yes for Compassion is campaigning ... More >>

Statement From Rt. Hon Helen Clark On End Of Life Choice

Friday, 25 September 2020, 9:29 am | Yes For Compassion

“I believe the Act is compassionate in giving people who are suffering in ways that are very difficult to alleviate, the right to say their farewells at the time of their choice. “I have spent many years travelling the world as part of my work, ... More >>

New Report On Australian Experience Shows NZ’s EOLC Act Will Work Safely, Effectively

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 12:25 pm | Yes For Compassion

A new report by the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board on Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017, is evidence New Zealand’s very similar End of Life Choice Act will work safely and effectively. The report found: the average age of applicants ... More >>

This Daffodil Day, Sir Michael Cullen Urges Voters To Say Yes To End Of Life Choice

Friday, 28 August 2020, 11:10 am | Yes For Compassion

Sir Michael Cullen’s cancer diagnosis has led him to join Yes for Compassion supporters calling for a yes vote in the End of Life Choice referendum on 17 October. In February this year, the former Labour deputy Prime Minister received devastating news he had ... More >>

Latest Suicide Stats Highlight Why The End Of Life Choice Act Needs To Pass

Monday, 24 August 2020, 1:33 pm | Yes For Compassion

Yes for Compassion says the latest suicide statistics are cause for concern and highlight why the End of Life Choice Act should become law. In the year to 30 June 2020, 654 people died by suicide, encouragingly down from 685 the year before. However, ... More >>