Key Backs off Euthanasia Comments

From stuff.co.nz: Prime Minister John Key has backed away from his comments about euthanasia, saying his language on the sensitive issue was “a bit sloppy”. Key last week said “there is a lot of euthanasia that effectively happens in our hospitals”. The comment angered doctors who said euthanasia was never practised as it was the 

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Maggie Barry MP says Euthanasia is no answer

The following excerpt is from NZherald.co.nz: “National Party MP Maggie Barry says the standard of healthcare for New Zealanders with terminal and chronic illnesses is so high euthanasia should not be considered as an alternative. Ms Barry’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Palliative Care will meet for the first time today and aims to improve 

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Euthanasia law would ‘force doctors to lie’

(Source News Talk ZB.) A doctor who cares for dying people says the introduction of a law legalising euthanasia would force doctors to lie. A Bill decriminalising the practice has been put in the member’s ballot by Labour MP Maryan Street. Capital and Coast palliative medicine consultant Dr Sinead Donnelly says if it was passed, 

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