John Key 'happy to debate' euthanasia laws after 'tragic' Wellington situation

By May 25, 2015 Recent News

OneNews 18 May 2015
The Prime Minister says euthanasia laws are very hard to get through parliament because so many MPs are opposed to the debate.
John Key says he sympathises with a plea by terminally ill Wellington woman Lecretia Seales to reconsider euthanasia laws but he doubts it would get any traction in parliament.
The Prime Minister says he watched TVNZ’s Sunday segment on Ms Seales, a lawyer who briefly worked for him and is now campaigning for the right to die when she chooses.
Ms Seales, who has a brain tumour, is arguing her case in the High Court at Wellington for a declaratory judgment that would protect her GP from prosecution if, and when, her doctor assists her to die.
But she’s also lodged a plea with Mr Key himself, asking him: “Please don’t put end of life issues on the backburner.”
“It’s a really important issue and as our population ages its going to become more and more important.”