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…

8 practical and effective ways to respect and support human life

Finding practical and effective ways to respect and support human life from conception to natural death that are easily implemented, can be at times, tricky.  However, with a little thought, lots of love, and a firm resolution to do something,…

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…

Euthanasia, a crime against life: Respect Life Month Day 8

Euthanasia is a crime against life. The direct killing of another human being, or assisting someone to take their own life can never be a compassionate response to human suffering. Those who approve of euthanasia and assisted suicide, often argue…

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…