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End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix

By Alex Penk


This column was published in Fairfax newspapers on Wednesday 20 June 2018 and on stuff.co.nz Parliament has started hearing submissions…

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Submission: The End of Life Choice Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


We are opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill. The dangers of this Bill lie at its very core…

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Short Cuts to the End of Life Choice Bill

By Maxim Institute


In the lead up to the Tuesday, 6 March deadline for making submissions to Parliament about the End of Life Choice…

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Short Cuts Info – Making people vulnerable

By Danielle van Dalen


How many wrongful deaths are New Zealanders prepared to risk if these practices are legalised? What is the number? What…

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Short Cuts Info – The risk of wrongful death in the End of Life Choice Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


How many people would this Bill make eligible for euthanasia and assisted suicide? First, the Bill seems to ignore the…

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Short Cuts Info – Not a common law

By Danielle van Dalen


Where in the world is this practice legal? How often is this considered by other jurisdictions? Of a total 252…

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MIC 08 | The experts against euthanasia


With David Seymour’s End of Life Choices Bill up for a first reading in Parliament, legal assisted suicide is firmly on…

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The illusion of certainty in the End of Life Choices Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


David Seymour is convinced his End of Life Choices Bill, drawn from the Private Member’s Ballot last Thursday, would be…

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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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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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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: A response to ACT’s <i>Free Press</i>

Euthanasia Facts: A response to ACT’s Free Press


Recently, the ACT Party’s Free Press newsletter called into question the veracity of some facts used by Family First on…

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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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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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