Lecretia Seales inspires Geoffrey Palmer's proposed law change for assisted dying

By August 31, 2016 Recent News

NZ Herald 29 August 2016
Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer has come up with a proposed law change that would allow doctors in limited situations to help terminally ill patients to die.
It would require seven conditions to be met and would involve the Family Court as a means of verifying the conditions.
“My own view is that it is desirable to proceed with caution in this area and not to go further than the circumstances warrant.”
He set out his proposal at Parliament tonight in a lecture in memory of Lecretia Seales whose husband, Matt Vickers, launched a book “Lecretia’s Choice.”
Palmer once worked with former Tauranga woman Lecretia Seales who died of brain cancer last year. She took an unsuccessful case to the High Court in a bid to let her doctors to help her to die.
Palmer said his proposed law change was confined to the situation in which she found herself.
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