Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Euthanasia: Real Choice or Illusion of Choice?

Press Release: Euthanasia Debate New Zealand
Euthanasia: Real Choice or Illusion of Choice?
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 
Real choice or illusion of choice? The End of Life Choice Bill, which has yet to be drawn from the parliamentary ballot, seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand. Will this bring choice to New Zealanders or will it in fact lead to less choice for individuals who will be vulnerable to subtle or even overt pressures to accept ‘voluntary’ euthanasia? That is the topic for discussion in a LIVE online conference on Wednesday July 24th.
The conference featured: Dr David Richmond – emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, Dr John Kleinsman – bioethicist, and Dr Don Mathieson – QC and previously professor of law at VUW.
The online video conference is available online. Watch the video conference online at:
This conference was hosted by Euthanasia Debate NZ. Euthanasia Debate NZ is a network of like-minded people whose purpose is to educate New Zealanders about issues around euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care. This includes drawing attention to the dangers of legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. 
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1 comment:

Winston said...

It makes utterly no sense to claim that the choice to continue suffering is a choice but the choice to end one's suffering in the only guaranteed way possible is not a choice.

Both options are two sides of the same coin.