icare – 20 New Zealanders highlight the risks and fallacies of the End of Life Choice Bill.

icare December 2018 Family First Comment: icare represents a commitment to excellent care to enable good living and good dying. icare is the Care Alliance’s major information campaign featuring short videos of 20 New Zealanders who share their disability, palliative care, medical and legal perspectives highlighting the risks and fallacies of the End of Life Choice Bill. WATCH THE VIDEO CLIPS …

Lobby group claims most New Zealanders against euthanasia

NewsTalk ZB 11 December 2018 Family First Comment: “92% of submissions are against it, UP from 77% during the Health Select Committee’s earlier investigation”! Once people consider the issue in depth, the opposition is overwhelming. www.Protect.org.nz An analysis of public submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill has found a growing number of Kiwis against euthanasia. A team of volunteers …

What it will take to die: setting a straight path down the ‘slippery slope’

Stuff co.nz 5 December 2018 Family First Comment: Dr Huhana Hickey, who has multiple sclerosis, is one of many who consider the bill unsafe for the disabled, elderly, and the “easy targets for unscrupulous people”.  #RejectAssistedSuicide  www.Protect.org.nz New Zealand is facing a question of life and death. After taking in the nation’s views on legalised euthanasia, the largest-ever parliamentary tour ended in November. …

Euthanasia debate: Is there dignity in death, or does palliative care kill?

Stuff co.nz 3 December 2018 Family First Comment:  For Dr Ian Gwynne-Robson, medical director of Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt, the idea of having to kill someone flies in the face of the medical commandment “first, do no harm”. That’s why, since the End of Life Choice Bill was introduced, he has been a vocal opponent.  www.Protect.org.nz As debate rages …

Canada gov’t pushes euthanasia ads in hospital waiting rooms

LifeSite News 26 November 2018 Family First Comment: “People in a hospital waiting room may be afraid, in pain, or depressed, and so particularly vulnerable to the suggestion that having their lives ended is the best solution. The advert makes no mention of palliative care or genuine medical care to help alleviate suffering in ways that do not involve killing.” #rejectassistedsuicide …

Doctors face jail after ‘diagnosing woman with autism so she could get lethal injection’

NZ Herald 26 November 2018 Family First Comment: So much for ‘safeguards’. You can’t undo ‘killed’! #rejectassistedsuicide www.protect.org.nz Three doctors who certified a woman as autistic so that she could die by euthanasia are set to go on trial in Belgium. The sisters of Tine Nys told investigators that her suffering was caused instead by a broken heart after a failed …

How liberal is Simon Bridges really?

NewsHub 19 November 2018 Family First Comment:  If being ‘conservative’ means being against drugs and for life, then be 100% ‘conservative’, Simon. www.ChooseLife.nz www.SayNopeToDope.nz  www.RejectAssistedSuicide.nz On Monday morning AM Show host Duncan Garner quizzed the 42-year-old on a few thorny topics currently before Parliament. Euthanasia The End of Life Choice Bill from ACT leader David Seymour is currently in select committee …

Michigan doctor with cancer planned own death, ‘shocked’ to be alive

Detroit Free Press 21 October 2018 Family First Comment:  “Randy Hillard has travelled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life. South America. Dubai. Singapore. Sydney. But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn’t have happened. That’s because eight years ago, Hillard was determined to kill himself through …

Handle With Care: Gillette’s New Assisted Shaving Razor

In the past 100 years, over 4,000 razors have been designed to shave yourself. There have been 0 designed with the intent to shave someone else. Until now. Gillette introduces the first razor designed for assisted shaving. This is assisting care, not killing. www.rejectassistedsuicide.org.nz