Everyone, no matter their human condition, makes a contribution to humanity and cannot be judged simply in terms of economic or intellectual usefulness.

Many people believe the effects of disability or chronic illness are intolerable – either for themselves or others. We have deep sympathy for those who are suffering, and advances in medicine and pain management can relieve much physical discomfort.

Voice for Life speaks for those who face the effects of age or infirmity, and regards everyone as a valid person in society.

When a doctor is given any legal power to end the life of his or her patient, what some patients will ask to be done voluntarily, the doctor can sometimes feel it can be done based on his/her own ‘good’ judgement to other patients. The result is state sanctioned medical homicide.

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    We euthanise dogs, why not humans?

    When speaking with someone who is in favour of legalising euthanasia by far the most common comment that I have heard goes something like this, “We don’t even let our dogs die in pain like that- we have euthanasia for dogs, why not humans?” It is one of the most common comments I hear, and 

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    Register now for the Voice for Life Conference 2016!

    You are invited to the 2016 Voice for Life National Conference, to be held in Hamilton on the weekend of 30 September – 2 October, 2016. We have a superb line-up of international and local speakers, covering the spectrum of life issues we’re facing here in New Zealand this year: Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins A member for Western Metropolitan 

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    Health Select Committee Finds 3/4 of Kiwis are Against Euthanasia

    Below is the text from a media release by the Every Life Research Unit, 11 August 2016 HEALTH SELECT COMMITTEE’S INVESTIGATION FINDS KIWIS 3-1 AGAINST EUTHANASIA   “Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society wanted to know New Zealanders’ views on legalising assisted suicide,” says Dr Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit, 

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    Dutch ethics professor changes his mind on legalised euthanasia

    by John Smeaton, SPUC Director UK The Catholic Medical Quarterly has carried an important article by Theo Boer, a professor of health care ethics at Kampden Theological University. I am grateful to Fr John Fleming PhD, SPUC’s bioethics consultant and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, for the following analysis and review: In a 

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    The vulnerability of suffering and sacredness of life

    by Joseph Houghton As I was getting ready the other morning, I looked in the mirror, knowing that I would be speaking to my parish after Mass. I thought – maybe I should shave off this ridiculous moustache… That got me thinking. Why was I was growing this thing and putting up with endless comments 

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