Right to Life is disappointed that Dr Rob Jonquiere has accepted an invitation from the New Zealand Voluntary Euthanasia Society to visit New Zealand. The purpose of his visit is to address meetings promoting legislation that would allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. Dr Jonquiere is not welcome here. His presence in New Zealand represents a threat to the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community; the elderly the disabled and those who are seriously ill. His presence here is also a threat to the trust that the community rightly has in our respected, dedicated medical profession.
Dr Jonquiere, is the Communications Director and Administrative Secretary of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. He is also the Chief Executive of the Dutch Right to Die Society. Dr Jonquiere claims to have killed several of his patients in the 1970s when it was unlawful for a doctor to kill his patients. These acts were a violation of the law prohibiting homicide.They were also a violation of medical ethics and constitute disgraceful conduct.
Dr Jonquiere, is in denial about the awful reality of euthanasia. He claims to support the Hippocratic Oath which explicitly states that you should not kill your patients.