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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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Life consistent with our identity

By Jeremy Vargo


I love a good public disagreement; lately there seems to be a perishing lack of the good kind. To me…

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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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Submission | Health Select Committee Inquiry into the ending of one’s life in New Zealand

By Jane Silloway Smith


Since late 2013, Maxim Institute has undertaken a stream of research into the legal and policy arguments regarding euthanasia and…

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Maxim responds to David Seymour’s euthanasia accusations

Maxim responds to David Seymour’s euthanasia accusations


Research Fellow Dr Jane Silloway Smith challenged ACT MP David Seymour’s suggestion that Maxim Institute’s work on euthanasia was “intellectually…

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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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Gambling with people’s lives

Gambling with people’s lives

By Jane Silloway Smith


Last month, the Canadian Supreme Court struck down that country’s laws against assisted suicide. Because New Zealand’s Bill of Rights…

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The tragedy of Brittany Maynard

The tragedy of Brittany Maynard

By Jane Silloway Smith


As a society, we cannot allow the value of life to be defined solely by a subjective, individual perception of…

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Normalising suicide

Normalising suicide

By Jane Silloway Smith


Last week the Law Commission presented a report to Parliament concerning suicide reporting by the media. Fearing that the current…

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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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The value of human life

The value of human life


It hasn’t met with much fanfare, but two weeks ago Maryan Street removed her assisted suicide/euthanasia bill from the private…

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Elder suicide

Elder suicide


Suicide has been a topic on many minds this week as news reports of Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean’s release…

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