Media Release 15 December 2014
Right to Life commends the Labour Party for its decision not to resubmit the contentious “End of Life Choice” bill to the Parliamentary ballot. The Labour leader Andrew Little, has said that the caucus will concentrate on supporting a Private Members bill to seek improved working conditions for workers.
The electorate will not be deceived by this cynical ploy of Labour in delaying the bill for strategic reasons. The bill has no merit and continues to be a threat to the most vulnerable members of our community, the aged, the disabled, the handicapped and those seriously ill. Parliament has no mandate to legislate for the legal killing of its citizens.
The objects of the bill are alien to the founding objectives of the Labour Party which was founded on a profound respect for the sanctity of life of every New Zealander from conception to natural death. The founder of the Labour Party, Michael Joseph Savage and other leaders like Walter Nash, Norman Kirk and David Lange, who served the Labour Party and our nation with distinction, would turn in their graves if they knew that this noxious bill was to have the support of the Labour caucus. [Read more…]