Read about the RISKS of the End of Life Choice Act 2019 before you Vote in the Referendum on 17th October 2020. Click here to read the document as a PDF.
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Whanganui doctor: The medical profession needs a No vote in End of Life Choice referendum
Click here to read the article. “The End of Life Choice Referendum requires us to vote for or against the 2019 Act coming into force…Many statements, comments and perspectives have been presented and it can be confusing for us to weigh them and come to a yes/no conclusion. ” The main benefit of assisted dying has been described as “complement[ing] the limitations of palliative care when suffering can no longer …Read More
STUFF: Euthanasia referendum: ‘The proposed law isn’t watertight’
Opinion Piece by Grant Illingworth QC The New Zealand public will shortly be asked to decide whether to give health workers the authority to assist terminally ill people to die. Many people, including now Sir Michael Cullen, think it’s a good idea to give people who are terminally ill a choice about how to end their lives. As New Zealanders, we like the idea of having a choice. We also …Read More
Euthanasia – What happens when prognosis for a terminal illness is wrong?
“Glenn’s doctors gave him a prognosis of six months to live three times over a period of nearly nine years. Prognosis cannot only be a little off, it can be flat out wrong. Would euthanasia have been legal, Glenn could have ended his life with years still left ahead of him. He would have missed out on so much, as would his wife and young daughter.” When prognosis is wrong …Read More