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MIC 12 | From referendum to real life


THE END OF LIFE CHOICE ACT AND WHAT IT WOULD CHANGE This September, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum…

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End Of Life | Referendum Short Cuts


This page is an overview of most of the information and research we have produced over the last four years…

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FAQ #1 | What is the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide?

By Danielle van Dalen


Assisted dying can take two forms: euthanasia or assisted suicide. Broadly, euthanasia describes the situation where the person who is…

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FAQ #2 | What is the current law?

By Danielle van Dalen


 Currently, it is not a crime to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide, but it is a crime to…

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FAQ #3 | If you don’t want to have assisted suicide, why not just allow the choice for others and don’t do it yourself?

By Danielle van Dalen


The principle of personal autonomy, or choice, is core to the functioning of a free society. Our laws that relate…

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FAQ #4 | Who would be eligible for euthanasia and assisted suicide under the Act?

By Danielle van Dalen


A person is eligible for euthanasia or assisted suicide under the End of Life Choice Act 2019 if: They are…

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FAQ #5 | Is it possible to create a clear, immovable boundary between who should be eligible for assisted death and who is not?

By Danielle van Dalen


The evidence suggests not. Our current laws protect all human life equally. No-one’s life is treated under law as more…

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FAQ #7 | In places where forms of assisted dying are already legal, how many people actually choose it?

By Danielle van Dalen


International experience shows us that after euthanasia and/or assisted suicide has become law the number of people who choose to…

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FAQ #8 | If we vote in favour of the End of Life Choice Act, is that going to be the end of the debate?

By Danielle van Dalen


It is unlikely that proponents of assisted suicide will be satisfied with the End of Life Choice Act. As the…

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FAQ #10 | Who is vulnerable to the risks of euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation?

By Danielle van Dalen


People with disabilities, the elderly, the chronically ill, and people with mental illness like depression are all groups that are…

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FAQ #11 | How do we currently care for people at the end of their life?

By Danielle van Dalen


The legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide is often framed as the only compassionate response to people with terminal illnesses…

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FAQ #12 | Have jurisdictions that said no to assisted dying legislation responded with alternative approaches to caring well for people at the end of life?

By Danielle van Dalen


In 2015 Scotland investigated a bill on assisted suicide. In their report, the Health and Sport Committee recommended the Scottish…

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FAQ #13 | Why are we having a referendum?

By Danielle van Dalen


The End of Life Choice Act passed Third Reading in Parliament in November 2019 with 61 MPs in favour and…

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FAQ #14 | What doesn’t count as euthanasia or assisted suicide?

By Danielle van Dalen


Research shows that many people think that relatively normal medical decisions count as a form of euthanasia.[1] However, withdrawing treatment,…

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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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The peril of overriding personal conscience

By Danielle van Dalen


One of the non-blockbuster films of the summer is Terrence Malick’s latest project A Hidden Life. It’s based on the…

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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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Future of End of Life Choice Bill more murky than ever

By Danielle van Dalen


The End of Life Choice Bill passed its Second Reading in Parliament last week with 70 votes in favour and…

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Alex on the Newshub Nation panel talking End of Life Choice Bill

Alex on the Newshub Nation panel talking End of Life Choice Bill

By Alex Penk


On Saturday, 22 June, Alex appeared on the Newshub Nation panel to respond to the visit of Dr Stefanie Green,…

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Alex’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff

Alex’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff

By Alex Penk


Alex Penk’s op-ed highlighting flaws of David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff. Read the article: …

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