Media Release 14 January 2023
Will New Zealand follow the example of Canada? More than 10,000 patients were killed in Canada by their doctor with a lethal injection or assisted in suicide in 2021. A total of 31,664 patients have been killed since 2016.
Dr Ellen Wiebe is possibly the most prolific serial killer in Canada and she boasts to have killed more than 400 patients since the introduction in 2016 of the euphemistically titled euthanasia law, Medical Aid in Dying (MAID).
Dr Wiebe who is also a dedicated abortionist claims this is “the most rewarding work we’ve ever done.”
Dr Wiebe is an ardent supporter of choice and will kill those that other doctors refuse to kill. ,” a suicidal man who wanted a lethal injection was refused by a doctor because he did not have a serious illness.” Dr Wiebe flew him to Vancouver and killed him there by euthanasia. Dr Wiebe supports a lethal injection for those who are lonely or poor.
In March 2023, Canada will allow mental health patients with no physical ailments to seek doctor-assisted suicide, this will be a threat to the lonely and poor.
We should be aware of how a culture of death has expanded in Canada with the passing of MAID in 2016. In 6 years the number killed each year has increased tenfold.
Right to Life believes that our community should be aware of the increasing threat to the lives of the vulnerable in New Zealand posed by David Seymour, leader of the ACT Party and the architect of the controversial anti-life End of Life Choice Act [EOLCA]. He has advised that he will be seeking amendment of the Act to remove terminal illness as a criteria. He also seeks to include disability as grounds for euthanasia and advance directives to permit patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s to be given a lethal injection.
The government of Jacinda Ardern supports doctors being empowered to kill patients with a lethal injection or assist in their suicide. The government promotes this killing, in the words of the Minister of Health, Andrew Little, as a “new health Service. It is fully funded by the government and doctors are paid up to $3,000 for each patient terminated. The Ministry of Health has the responsibility of overseeing the administration of the EOLCA and has a team of seven persons dedicated to ensuring that all New Zealanders have access to this “health service.”
Right to Life is committed to continue campaigning for the repeal of this contentious legislation and opposing any amendment proposed by David Seymour or anyone else that will threaten the lives of the vulnerable in New Zealand.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc.