Pledge to protect

“We, the undersigned, oppose any attempt to legalise assisted suicide / euthanasia in New Zealand. We call for the provision of the highest quality palliative care to be made available in all areas of New Zealand.”

What is euthanasia?

Many people confuse euthanasia with other end-of-life choices. Here’s a summary of what is and isn’t euthanasia.


Euthanasia (or assisted suicide) has certainly been in the media a lot lately. There is a strong push for it to be decriminalised in NZ as has happened in a few overseas countries. Are you ready for this debate? Do you know the key arguments for euthanasia and how to counter them? Can you define ‘euthanasia’? (There is a lot …

Assisted Suicide: A Beautiful Response to Brittany Maynard

There has been plenty of media coverage in NZ of the sad death of Brittany Maynard yesterday. Maynard, 29, who was suffering from terminal brain cancer, used her last month to advocate for “death with dignity.” But have you heard of Maggie Karner? Karner has the same diagnosis as Maynard: terminal brain cancer. She also received her diagnosis earlier this …

Euthanasia Report Warns of Elder Abuse & Coercion

 A report on the history of the euthanasia debate in New Zealand and an examination of the law and the research evidence overseas warns of the potential for even greater levels of elder abuse if euthanasia were to be decriminalised in NZ. The Report “Killing Me Softly – Should Euthanasia Be Legalised?” by Professor Rex Ahdar of Otago University says …

Dr David Richmond – Euthanasia – Forum on the Family 2014

Dr David Richmond speaks at Family First NZ’s Forum on the Family 2014 on the topic “Euthanasia – We can live without it” David Richmond MD is a retired professor of Geriatric Medicine, a physician specialising in the care of the elderly and with an interest in palliative care in medicine, and founder and chairman of the HOPE Foundation for …


Documentary featuring two people who have advanced progressive illnesses and their views on Euthanasia.

Dying Man Opposes Assisted Suicide

(2008) Fox News Laura Ingrahm interviews John Peyton, a Washington state man dying of ALS. He makes a passionate plea against assisted suicide and Initiative 1000, the proposed law to bring assisted suicide to Washington State

Euthanasia Debate in New Zealand TVNZ

June 30 2012 : Labour’s Maryan Street and international anti-Euthanasia campaigner Alex Schadenberg on the controversial topic of euthanasia in New Zealand