When a newly-permitted activity such as euthanasia is characterised as a ‘human right’, the overseas experience is that there is an inevitable push to extend such a ‘right’ to a greater number of people.
Reject Assisted Suicide NZ is a program of Family First NZ. Our goal is to stop the legalisation of assisted suicide in New Zealand because if assisted suicide (euthanasia) is legalised, it would place large numbers of vulnerable Kiwis at risk.
Safe euthanasia is a myth. Safeguards, while sounding good, would not guarantee the protection required for vulnerable people including the disabled, elderly, depressed or anxious, and those who feel themselves to be a burden or who are under financial pressure.