The Euthanasia Referendum
Euthanasia is a complex and emotive issue. People on both sides of the debate feel strongly about it.
It is the view of this church that euthanasia is morally wrong, and that this Bill has insufficient safeguards. You can read our submission to the Justice Select Committee.
Any material included here that advocates for euthanasia is included simply for your understanding, not because we are neutral on this issue.
The End Of Life Choices Bill (NZ Parliament)
Q&A Briefing Paper (Reject Assisted Suicide)
Quick Facts: Euthanasia and Assisted Dying (Nathaniel Centre)
Understanding The End Of Life Choice Act
N.B. The End Of Life Choice Act has been passed by our parliament but on the condition of a binding referendum. It's future is in our hands. We must be informed.
Assisted Dying In New Zealand And 2019 Developments - a parliamentary research paper giving an overview of euthanasia in New Zealand.
Understanding The End Of Life Choice Act (Care Alliance)
Reject Assisted Suicide
The group behind this is made up of 22 members who are professionally qualified in medicine, hospice and palliative care, nursing, law, disability, ethics, advocacy, and social policy. This organisation is not aligned to other religious, civic or professional organisations.
See also the Disability Rights Commissioner's comments below
Other comment from, or on behalf of, disabled people
New Zealand's Euthanasia Bill is A Step Into The Unknown For Disabled People - Wendi Wicks (the Guardian)
Opposition From Professional Groups
Hospice New Zealand
NZ Medical Association (N.B. the NZMA does not represent all doctors)
Doctors Say No
The Disability Rights Commissioner
Lawyers for Vulnerable New Zealanders
Interchurch Bioethics Council
Lawyers For Vulnerable New Zealanders