Lecretia Seales' widower praises Kiwis for poll showing support for doctor assisted euthanasia

By July 30, 2015 Recent News

OneNews 27 July 2015
In the poll, 75 per cent of the 1000 voters questioned said they felt a patient should be able to request a doctor’s assistance to end their life. Twenty-one per cent were against the suggestion, and five per cent were undecided.
Matt Vickers says Lecretia Seales’ family is happy to see New Zealanders support her arguments in favour of doctor assisted death. Ms Seales, 42, a Wellington lawyer, died in June after battling brain cancer for four years.  “Through her High Court case, Lecretia hoped to raise awareness of the appropriateness of physician assisted dying legislation in some form,” he says.
“We’re glad to see that New Zealanders agree that it is appropriate, respectful and compassionate, and we hope that Parliament does their job and achieves legislative change that the majority of New Zealanders clearly want.”
Mr Vickers and his wife spent the last weeks of her life in court fighting for her doctor to be allowed to legally administer her a lethal dose of drugs.
“Through her High Court case, Lecretia hoped to raise awareness of the appropriateness of physician assisted dying legislation in some form,” he says.
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