Interview: Lecretia Seales

By April 13, 2015 Recent News

ABC News 10 April 2015
A top New Zealand lawyer who’s fighting for the right for a doctor to end her life talks about her challenge to her country’s prohibition on assisted suicide.


EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Closer to home in New Zealand, the High Court will next month hear a challenge to the blanket prohibition on assisted suicide. The lawyer filing that claim is Lecretia Seales. She’s a senior legal and policy advisor at the New Zealand Law Commission. Beyond the legal argument, Lecretia Seales has a very personal stake in the fight. She has terminal brain cancer and she spoke to me from New Zealand.