A Press Release from Euthanasia-Free NZ
Friday 14 November 2014
Euthanasia-Free NZ oppose any move to legalise euthanasia or assisted suicide in New Zealand, because such laws will pose significant dangers. By “euthanasia” we are referring to the intentional killing of a person, usually by administering a lethal drug.
Nowhere in the world has legal assisted suicide and euthanasia been contained and regulated effectively. Safeguards have been ignored and flouted. For example, a primary requirement by the Belgian law is a voluntary written request. Nevertheless, according to a 2010 study, 32% of reported euthanasia cases in Flanders, Belgium, occurred without any explicit request.