Overwhelming opposition to legalizing assisted suicide in New Zealand

By Dave Andrusko Dr. Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit, has analysed a random sampling of the 20,576 submissions made public by the Health Select Committee thus far and found that 78% of submitters are against legalising assisted suicide, while 22% are in favor of changing the law. “Submitters to the Health …

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New Zealand school nurse took underage girl for a secret abortion that left her barren

By Cassy Fiano Pro-abortion extremists would like nothing more than for parents to be kept out of the decision when teenage girls are considering abortion. They claim that abortion is vital “health care,” that parents shouldn’t have the right to make the choice for their daughters. It doesn’t make much sense when you consider that …

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Abortions in New Zealand Drop 7%

By Dave Andrusko Very good news out of New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand reported a decrease of 7% in the number of abortions recorded in 2014. Not only was 13,137 abortions in 2014 936 fewer abortions than the 14,073 reported in 2013, it was also the lowest number since 1994 when 12,835 abortions were recorded. …

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The shifting debate in New Zealand in the wake of the Lecretia Seales court case

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia On June Justice Collins handed down his judgement in the High Court of New Zealand in a case brought by New Zealand woman, Lecretia Seales. Seales had asked the court for a decision on whether it would be an offence under the Crimes Act for her doctor to be …

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New Zealand government does not support assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The New Zealand media reported that the government will establish a “select committee” on euthanasia and assisted suicide, but it is not backing a bill to legalize assisted suicide. According to Yahoo New Zealand nz.news.yahoo.com: Prime Minister John Key is backing a select committee inquiry, but …

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New Zealand euthanasia leader makes false and misleading statement

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The leader of the New Zealand euthanasia lobby told the Dominion Post that if euthanasia were legalized: “no more would die, but fewer would suffer … there is absolutely no evidence to support this in the experience of European countries and American states.” But if we examine …

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Number of New Zealand abortions continue to drop

But trend could reverse if pro-abortion political party has its way By Dave Andrusko When I ran across a post today that induced abortions have dropped about 24% in New Zealand since 2003, I knew (since I know next to nothing about New Zealand) I would have to find a pro-life source to analyze the …

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Queensland Australia court decides man cannot inherit after assisting suicide

  By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Queensland Australia Chief Justice Paul de Jersey “made legal history,” according to the Herald Sun, when he decided Friday that Merin Nielson, who was convicted for assisting the suicide of his friend, Frank Ward, cannot inherit from the will. Previously “Only those convicted of murder …

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Broad Alliance launched to oppose legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand

  A coalition, assembled to oppose the legalization of euthanasia and assisted-suicide in New Zealand, was formally launched Thursday at a function at Parliament. The Care Alliance is an umbrella organisation that brings together a wide range of voices from across the palliative, medical, youth, elderly, disability, bioethics and faith sectors who are opposed to …

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Number of abortions in New Zealand drops to lowest figure in nearly 20 years

  By Dave Andrusko Good news: the number of abortions in New Zealand has dropped to the lowest number since 1995. In 2012, 14,745 women had abortions, the pro-abortion Abortion Supervisory Committee reported. As recently as five years ago, the figure stood at 18,382. The category of women most likely to have abortions were women …

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New Zealand parents may receive compensation for not being able to abort child with Spina Bifida

  By Dave Andrusko Overruling a lower court decision, the New Zealand Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the parents of child born with spina bifida might be able to receive payment from the Accident Compensation Corporation because doctors failed to detect the fetal anomaly, thus denying parents the opportunity to abort. “We consider that …

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MP withdraws euthanasia bill after pressure from Labour Party colleagues

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members A bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand has been withdrawn amid fears it would become a political football. Labour MP …

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