Right to Life has written to the Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration, to issue an order prohibiting Philip Nitschke, known as “Dr Death” from entering New Zealand. He is the voice of the euthanasia movement in New Zealand and is a threat to the lives of vulnerable people. He has been conducting suicide seminars and encouraging vulnerable people to illegally smuggle the prohibited class C lethal drug Nembutal, into New Zealand.
Right to Life believes that Philip Nitschke (pictured) is in breach of the Immigration Act 2009, section 16, Certain Other Persons not eligible for visa or entry permission  [IV]. Likely to be threat to the public interest. It would be in the interest of our community for the Minister to exercise his statutory authority and prohibit the future entry of Phillip Nitschke into New Zealand.
Philip Nitschke is an Australian citizen who is currently residing in Amsterdam, Holland. He is the founder and Director of Exit International. He was previously a registered medical practitioner but cancelled his registration in November 2015. It is a tragedy that this gifted doctor should violate the ethics of his profession and use his medical skills to encourage suicide. He is a regular visitor to New Zealand and has engaged in conducting suicide seminars in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson. He has conducted tours to Mexico for the purpose of purchasing illegal drugs to be smuggled across the border into New Zealand.
Mr Nitschke has been personally responsible for killing four persons in the Northern Territory with a lethal injection. A number of New Zealanders have committed suicide after seeking advice from Philip Nitschke on how to go about purchasing Nembutal, a Class C drug. It is an offence against the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, to unlawfully have in your possession a Class C drug. On conviction a defendant may be imprisoned for up to six months or be fined up to $1,000. It is also an offence against the Crimes Act 1961, section 179 Aiding and Abetting Suicide, Every person on conviction is liable to imprisonment for up to 14 years who incites, counsels, or procures any person to commit suicide.
In December 2016, Mr Nitschke vowed to set up a militant arm of Exit International in New Zealand to import large quantities of lethal drugs; he said that his members were fed up with politicians’ inaction and would set up Exit Action as a shamelessly criminal group. He also said; “The standard approach for years has been to get the very sick to tell their stories of suffering to the public and politicians in the hope that politicians might take pity and change the law.” Exit Action believes that a peaceful death and access to the best euthanasia drugs, is a right of all competent adults, regardless of sickness or permission from the medical profession. Nitschke also said he expected Exit Action members to launch an online “buyers’ club” for euthanasia drugs regardless of legislation.
In October, the Police in Wellington were concerned that Mr Nitschke was a threat to the lives of vulnerable elderly people and conducted raids on the homes of Exit Action members seeking to confiscate prohibited Nembutal; one woman was arrested and charged with possession of Nembutal.
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