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The foundational message of assisted dying

By Danielle van Dalen


I’m sure many of us have had that moment, where we realise we’ve been talking about something and not realised…

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Choices, consequences, and euthanasia

By Alex Penk


“You see, the reality is that for every choice, there is a consequence.” As the End of Life Choice Bill…

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New Zealanders need to inspect details of End of Life Choice Bill

By Alex Penk


MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, 14 December 2017 With the End of Life Choice Bill now voted through to Select Committee stage,…

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We deserve the whole story on euthanasia laws

By Danielle van Dalen


Like New Zealand, some of our neighbours across the ditch have recently been debating whether to legalise euthanasia and assisted…

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Media Release: Euthanasia bill flawed from the start

By Maxim Institute


“David Seymour’s private member’s bill is based on an illusion. It assumes that it’s possible to create safeguards around assisted…

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What is the number?

By Alex Penk


Anyone advocating for euthanasia or assisted suicide should have to answer this question: How many wrongful deaths is Parliament prepared…

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Unrealistic safeguards

Unrealistic safeguards

By Danielle van Dalen


“Safeguards.” It’s an official-sounding and soothing term often used by those in favour of euthanasia, to ease concerns about the…

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Euthanasia Facts: Critique 1

Euthanasia Facts: Critique 1

By Jane Silloway Smith


Critique 1: 1.8% of deaths in Belgium occur without the patient’s explicit consent The ACT Party’s regular bulletin, Free Press,…

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Assisted dying rejected again

Assisted dying rejected again

By Jeremy Vargo


This past Friday the UK’s House of Commons rejected a bill that would legalise assisted suicide; with 330 MP’s voting…

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No longer protected

No longer protected


Professor Theo Boer, an ethicist at Utrecht University, thought that the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia in his home…

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Seeking compassion, respect and dignity for all

Seeking compassion, respect and dignity for all


On 14 November, the Northland Age published a letter from MP Maryan Street written in response to a column I…

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