John Kleinsman, the spokesperson for the Nathaniel Centre – the NZ Catholic Churches bioethics centre -was featured in last Sundays (6th May 2012) Sunday Star times writing on the issue of Euthanasia.
We believe the points he raises in his article were insightful and very pertinent given the current situation here in NZ where for the third time we face a New Zealand MP trying to push an agenda of death on our country’s elderly and unwell.
The article speaks for itself.
Of utmost importance in this debate is his statement in the article that even the proponent of the latest Euthanasia bill, Maryan Street acknowledges that no amount of safeguards can be put in place to stop the law being abused. This is the crux. If Euthanasia is decriminalised in New Zealand then be prepared for the long slippery slope.