There are two Labour Party members on the Parliamentary Health Select Committee, Right to Life applauds these two highly respected members, David Clark MP and Poto Williams MP, who have expressed opposition to the End of Life Choice bill of ACT leader David Seymour MP. This is of critical importance for the Labour Party and for the community. The purpose of these Members being on the Select Committee is to advise their caucus on the appropriate cause of action the caucus should adopt on this bill.
It is disappointing that there are sixteen Labour MPs who in a poll conducted recently by NZ Herald indicated that they would support this highly contentious bill and ten who were still undecided. Will these MP’s be willing to take informed advice?
Right to Life urges these Members to consult urgently with David Clark and Poto Williams who have studied this issue for two years including reading the submissions of 21,277 members of the community and listening to more than 1,000 oral submissions. A careful analysis of the submissions revealed that 16,411, or 77 per cent of the submissions were opposed to euthanasia.