Voluntary euthanasia to be examined by Parliamentary inquiry

By June 24, 2015 Recent News

Stuff co.nz 24 June 2015
MPs will carry out an inquiry into voluntary euthanasia.
Announcing an inquiry on Wednesday, chairman of the health select committee, Simon O’Connor, said members were “ready to engage” on what was an “important conversation that needs to be had”.
On Tuesday, former Labour MP Maryan Street and Matt Vickers, the husband of Lecretia Seales, who died of a brain tumour on the same day she lost a High Court bid, presented the End-of-Life Choice petition to MPs.
The petition was delivered to the health select committee on Wednesday and will now be part of a wider inquiry into voluntary euthanasia.
Seales reignited debate after spending her final weeks in a legal bid at the High Court for the right to choose to die.