Media Release 11 November 2014
Right to Life commends Andrew Little for opposing the controversial Private Member’s “End of Life Choice” bill being returned to the ballot. Right to Life also commends David Parker for his opposition for euthanasia and this bill. We are also pleased that Iain Lees-Galloway MP, for Palmerston North, has now stepped back from his previous public commitment to resubmit this bill to the ballot and is now wisely giving further consideration to it’s submission.
Right to Life is disappointed that two other contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party, Grant Robinson and Nanaia Mahuta, have expressed support for this bill to be resubmitted to the ballot. This bill which is part of a culture of death, undermines the sanctity of life of the vulnerable and defenceless and has no place in Parliament.
The “end of Life Choice “ bill is a threat to the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community, the aged, the disabled, the handicapped and the terminally ill. Right to Life fully supports the right of every New Zealander to die with dignity, provided with love and the excellent palliative that is available in New Zealand. Right to Life fully supports the ethics of the medical profession which is totally opposed to doctors being required to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. [Read more…]