Outrage as world’s first euthanasia machine to be unveiled

NewsHub 18 April 2018 Family First Comment: This is how sick, and how far, supporters of euthanasia will go. It’s not about ‘death with dignity’. It’s about suicide on demand. www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz Warning: This article contains sensitive content that may distress some people. The announcement of the world’s first 3-D printed euthanasia machine has been met with outrage in the country …

Old age alone shouldn’t be considered a justification for physician-assisted death

The Globe and Mail 9 April 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent article from Canada where old age is being considered as justification for euthanasia… “Good treatment addresses our fears, it does not embrace them. It helps people through and past crisis points. That won’t happen when age is considered a terminal diagnosis, however, when physician-assisted death is the go-to answer. …

Hawaii legalises assisted suicide

BioEdge 8 April 2018 Hawaii has become the seventh American jurisdiction where assisted-suicide is legal. The “Our Care, Our Choice Act” passed  the Hawaii House of Representatives on a 39-12 vote on March 6, and cleared the Senate on a vote of 23-2 this week. Governor David Inge signed the bill on Thursday. “It is time for terminally ill, mentally …

Medically assisted death allows couple married almost 73 years to die together

The Globe and Mail 1 April 2018 Family First Comment: Canada is the Niagara Falls of euthanasia! Very disturbing. www.protect.org.nz The Brickendens are one of the few couples in Canada to receive a doctor-assisted death together, and the first to speak about it publicly. On March 27, George and Shirley died holding hands in their own bed in a Toronto …

Boy battling cancer wakes from coma as family agree to cut life support

NZ Herald 3 April 2018 Family First Comment: A perfect example of why euthanasia is so dangerous – not only for adults but also for children. Don’t let the politicians go near it! www.protect.org.nz A two-year-old boy in the UK woke up from a coma right after his family agreed to switch him off life support. Dylan Askin, from Shelton …

Shocking report: Elderly restrained in chairs all day at rest homes

NewsTalk ZB 26 March 2018 Family First Comment: “It follows warnings from the Human Rights Commission about the large number of older Kiwis in facilities where “lived experience is being locked within a building with no exit”.” Add euthanasia (and the culture of coercion) to the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster! www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz Rest home residents have been …

Record submissions for euthanasia bill

NewsTalk ZB 24 March 2018 Family First Comment: Superb response. Thank you to the 1,000’s of Family First supporters who submitted! Many people are having their say about the End of Life Choice Bill. The Justice Committee had already processed 30,411 submissions on Friday, with several thousand more to go. Justice Committee chairman Raymond Huo said it was already the …

Brennagh McKay who lived with rare genetic disorder dies at age 11

NZ Herald 20 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Doctors believed she would not live to see her first birthday has died at the age of 11.” A Rongotea girl who doctors believed would not live to see her first birthday has died at the age of 11. Rongotea girl Brennagh McKay lived through numerous illnesses and major surgeries until she …

Bruce Logan – Comparing Euthanasia to Terrorist Attack A Bizarre Comparison

Bruce Logan – Board Member, Family First NZ Like so many advocates for the End of Life Choice Bill, Labour MP Louisa Wall, while appealing to compassion, is infected by a confidence that she understands the mystery of human suffering (As on 9/11, choosing way you go is no sin – NZ Herald 13 Mar 2018). Louisa Wall quotes the …

‘The solution is assisted life’: Offered death, terminally ill Ont. man files lawsuit

CTV News 15 March 2018 Family First Comment: Another example – this time from Canada – of why ‘safeguards’ are an illusion. “A landmark lawsuit has been filed by an Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease. He alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other …