143 lives lost to euthanasia and assisted suicide in less than a year

A total of 143 people ended their lives through euthanasia or assisted suicide since November 7, 2021, when the practices became legal in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health release statistics on so-called “assisted dying,” quarterly.  The most recent information…

Prayer: Day of Reparation for euthanasia

On Sunday 7 November 2021, euthanasia and assisted suicide will become legal in New Zealand. The End of Life Choice Act, 2019 permits terminally ill people who experience "unbearable suffering" to request to die at the hands of a health…

Large pay outs for NZ health practitioners who provide euthanasia and assisted suicide

On Sunday 7 November, the End of Life Choice Act, 2019 will come into force and New Zealand patients will be able to request euthanasia and assisted suicide.  The lethal interventions will be generously funded by the tax payer. In…

Pastoral dilemmas posed by legal euthanasia

In November, the contentious legislation that allows euthanasia and assisted suicide to be sought and provided will come into effect throughout New Zealand. Passed in November 2020, the law permits terminally ill adults, in the name of autonomy, to request…

Which MPs voted for the abortion and euthanasia bills?

Protecting the common good of all is a fundamental duty of government. Who then voted for the abortion and euthanasia bills which are fundamentally opposed to life and therefore the good of all? Abortion Legislation Act, 2020 The Abortion Legislation…

When Grandma is considered a burden: A Proverb

There was an old woman living with her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Grandma came to be what the family considered a burden. She dropped dishes, spilled things, and couldn't help with the farming. One day the couple had had enough,…

September 19 is the day NZ decides if doctors can kill

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand’s General Election will take place on Saturday 19 September, 2020.  What makes this election different is the critical life and death referendum that will take place at the same time as…

3 things you can do right now in the wake of parliament passing the End of Life Choice Bill

By now you most likely have heard the news that a majority of politicians voted in favour of the End of Life Choice Bill on Wednesday night.  Needing 61 yeas to pass, 69 did so, while 51 stood up for true dignity…

New Zealand Parliament passes euthanasia bill, public referendum last hurdle

This article was originally published on LifeSiteNews. WELLINGTON, New Zealand, November 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – New Zealand’s parliament passed a highly contentious Bill legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide on Wednesday night.  The public will now be asked in a referendum…

Not the end for the End of Life Choice Bill

A vote in Parliament Wednesday evening showed the willingness of politicians to further explore David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill. Pro-life advocates had hoped that the Bill would be defeated, but the vote at the conclusion of the evening…