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Voluntary euthanasia bill won’t be debated before election

Thursday, August 10, 2017

TVNZ One News 10 August 2017 Family First Comment: Oh dear. How sad. Never mind. We will survive  😊 http://www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz David Seymour’s voluntary euthanasia bill won’t be debated…

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Simon O’Connor: Why we didn’t back euthanasia bill

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NZ Herald 10 August 2017 Family First Comment: Superb commentary. Thank you Simon. Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of…

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Hospice NZ release on the report

Monday, August 7, 2017

Media Release – Hospice NZ 4 August 2017 Hospice NZ has welcomed the report of the Health Select Committee’s investigation into the desire to end one’s life, which…

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No advice from assisted dying report

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NewsHub 2 August 2017 Not a single recommendation has been made by Parliament’s health select committee after hearing more than 21,000 submissions on public attitudes toward legalising assisted…

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‘Value Your Vote’ Election Resource Launched

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Media Release 13 Aug 2017 For the fourth successive election, Family First NZ has launched their Value Your Vote resource to inform voters leading up to the September…

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80% Opposition to Euthanasia An International Trend

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Media Release 3 August 2017 Family First NZ says that the overwhelming 80% opposition to assisted suicide communicated to the Inquiry by the Health Select Committee is part…

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Suicide Prevention Harmed by Euthanasia – Govt Report

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Media Release 2 Aug 2017 A parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia has sounded a clear warning that changing the law on assisted suicide could be seen as normalising suicide,…

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Call for Guidelines on Euthanasia Media Reporting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Media Release 27 June 2017 Family First New Zealand has made a submission to the Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand calling on strict guidelines around the…

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