Campaign Launched to Kill ACT’s Assisted Suicide Bill

Media Release 8 June 2017 Family First NZ will immediately be launching a major campaign to oppose the ACT MP David Seymour’s Private Members Bill to legalise euthanasia. “The country is currently having an extensive inquiry into the issue of ending one’s life in New Zealand. This needs to be a robust honest debate about assisted suicide without the emotion …

Promotion & Enabling of Suicide Always A Crime

Media Release 12 May 2017 Family First NZ says that it is disturbing that a group is campaigning for a woman charged with importing a drug linked to euthanasia and charged with assisting suicide.  “The police are absolutely correct to be investigating, shutting down and prosecuting the promotion of suicide in New Zealand, and especially the operations of Philip Nitschke. …

Euthanasia ‘Elephant In The Room’ – Healthcare Costs

Media Release 21 March 2017 Family First NZ says that the example of a cancer patient being turned away because of her potential healthcare costs is a disturbing development which will only be exacerbated by allowing euthanasia in to our laws. The woman with terminal cancer was told by medical staff the hospital would rather spend its money on people …

Euthanasia Survey Admits Its Own Unreliability

Media Release 13 January 2017 Family First NZ is labelling a University of Auckland survey on attitudes to euthanasia as a weak incomplete survey with the authors drawing dubious conclusions by their own admission.    “This survey “Demographic and psychological correlates of New Zealanders support for euthanasia” should be ‘dead in the water’. It suggests support for euthanasia, but then by …

MPs Told “You Don’t Discourage Suicide by Assisting Suicide”

Family First Media Release 2 Nov 2016 Family First New Zealand – one of the lead family organisations against assisted suicide and euthanasia – has presented their oral submission today to the Select Committee conducting the Investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand as a result of Maryan Street’s petition. In their oral submission, National Director Bob McCoskrie has …

Police Correct To Investigate Promotion of Suicide

Media Release 27 October 2016 Family First NZ says that the police are absolutely correct to be investigating and shutting down the promotion of suicide in New Zealand, and especially the operations of Philip Nitschke. “Nitschke promotes suicide, has left a trail of destruction, and is evidence of just how far some euthanasia advocates will take an assisted suicide law …

Police Correct To Protect NZ’ers From Dr Death

Media Release 17 October 2016 Family First NZ says that the police are absolutely correct to be raiding and shutting down the operations of Philip Nitschke aka Dr Death in New Zealand. “Nitschke promotes suicide, has left a trail of destruction, and is evidence of just how far some euthanasia advocates will take an assisted suicide law if it was …

Euthanasia ‘Slippery Slope’ Confirmed in Netherlands

Media Release 13 October 2016 Family First NZ says that the Netherlands has confirmed just how slippery the slope is relating to so-called safeguards around assisted suicide. The Dutch government has just announced that it intends to draft a law that would legalise assisted suicide for people who feel they have “completed life”, but are not necessarily terminally ill. “Countries …

Green’s ‘Assisted Suicide’ Policy Ignores Important Inquiry

Media Release 22 September 2016 Family First NZ is slamming a Green Party policy on euthanasia which has been released at the same time as a major inquiry on assisted suicide gets under way with representation on the select Committee from the Greens themselves. “It is significant that while Green MP Kevin Hague says that there has been ‘political timidity’, …

Submissions Say No To Assisted Suicide 3:1

Media Release 12 Aug 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming an analysis of submissions made to the Inquiry on assisted suicide showing a 3:1 opposition to any change in the law, and is also calling on ACT MP David Seymour to withdraw his grandstanding bill so that the important conversation around end-of-life care can happen. “It is ironic that ex-MP …