Dr Philip Nitschke should accept some responsibility for the tragic suicide of a Wellington woman. She was not terminally ill. Dr Nitschke encouraged the deeply depressed woman to travel to Mexico to purchase the deadly drug Nembutal. Nembutal is a class C prohibited drug. A person possessing this drug unlawfully could be charged and on conviction, receive a prison sentence of up to 3 months or a fine up to $500. It was possibly unlawful for Dr Nitschke to encourage this woman and others to break the law. It is a violation of Section 63 of the Crimes Act to encourage, entice or assist any person to commit suicide. Why does the government not have the Police investigate Dr Nitschke with a view to having him brought before the Court? He is promoting a culture of death. The Australian government to protect the community, passed legislation to prohibit Dr Nitschke from displaying Exit International on an Australian internet provider because it was promoting suicide. Our government citing free speech shamefully allows him to use a New Zealand provider and conduct euthanasia workshops. Our Society calls upon the government to ban Dr Nitschke’s entry into New Zealand for the purpose of conducting euthanasia workshops.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.