Australian scientist David Goodall dies after lethal injection

The Sydney Morning Herald 10 May 2018 Family First Comment: How ironic. At the bottom of this disturbing article is this statement… “Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline…” Apparently some suicides are okay. Apparently. www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz Australian scientist David Goodall has ended his life at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland, asking in his final words: “Why …

‘Brain-dead’ US boy regains consciousness one day before doctors set to pull plug

TVNZ One News 8 May 2018 Family First Comment: Still want that euthanasia? We can live without it. www.protect.org.nz An Alabama boy is being called a miracle after suffering severe brain trauma from a dune buggy accident. He came back to life after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Thirteen-year-old Trenton McKinley of Mobile was playing at …

Opinion: Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill

NZ Herald 7 May 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent op-ed from Simon O’Connor “Seymour must be convinced that no one will ever be coerced into dying for the convenience or financial gain of another. He obviously believes no one in his family would ever encourage someone to end their life early so that the will could be read that much …

‘It’s critical that this (Euthanasia) Bill be amended’ – Disability Commissioner

TVNZ One News 1 May 2018 Family First Comment: We think they meant to say “It’s critical that this Bill be killed!” www.protect.org.nz ACT MP David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill is currently sitting in the Select Committee stage, however Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero hopes the bill will undergo changes before it moves to the Second Reading. The Bill …

Euthanasia Bill risks are too great – expert

NewsHub 27 April 2018 Family First Comment: Dear David Seymour, anyone who claims assisted dying already happens in New Zealand is peddling fake news. Yep! www.protect.org.nz Anyone who claims assisted dying already happens in New Zealand is peddling fake news, a palliative care expert says. A panel of specialists says the End of Life Bill going through Parliament is dangerous …

Palliative care specialists reject End of Life Choice bill

Stuff co.nz 27 April 2018 Family First Comment: Superb. Thank you! www.protect.org.nz #rejectassistedsuicide The medical specialists tasked with guiding us to death are unwilling to administer euthanasia. Senior palliative care specialists gathered on Thursday to warn against the End of Life Choice Bill, currently being considered by a parliament Select Committee. All rejected legalised euthanasia, feared patients might be coerced …

Majority of doctors opposed euthanasia

Doctors split over assisted dying issue Otago Daily Times 27 April 2018 Family First Comment: 52% against. Only 32% for. But the ODT tries to suggest it’s an even split 😊 www.Protect.org.nz The medical profession is split on the issue of assisted dying. Just over half are opposed but a sizeable minority favour a law change. New Zealand Doctor yesterday …

Outrage as world’s first euthanasia machine to be unveiled

NewsHub 18 April 2018 Family First Comment: This is how sick, and how far, supporters of euthanasia will go. It’s not about ‘death with dignity’. It’s about suicide on demand. www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz Warning: This article contains sensitive content that may distress some people. The announcement of the world’s first 3-D printed euthanasia machine has been met with outrage in the country …

Old age alone shouldn’t be considered a justification for physician-assisted death

The Globe and Mail 9 April 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent article from Canada where old age is being considered as justification for euthanasia… “Good treatment addresses our fears, it does not embrace them. It helps people through and past crisis points. That won’t happen when age is considered a terminal diagnosis, however, when physician-assisted death is the go-to answer. …

Hawaii legalises assisted suicide

BioEdge 8 April 2018 Hawaii has become the seventh American jurisdiction where assisted-suicide is legal. The “Our Care, Our Choice Act” passed  the Hawaii House of Representatives on a 39-12 vote on March 6, and cleared the Senate on a vote of 23-2 this week. Governor David Inge signed the bill on Thursday. “It is time for terminally ill, mentally …