In the 1990s the National Government were caught putting together health boards whose target was to deny health services to anyone who was deemed too costly to continue medical care for.
The National Party were actively and secretly looking for ways to disqualify the sick and vulnerable from state health care. If they were prepared to do it when euthanasia was illegal in the 1990s, imagine how quickly they will begin to pressure hospitals to start euthanasia as a cost cutting measure if it becomes legal?
We know how poorly Corrections look after the welfare of prisoners. We know how badly CYFs looks after children in their care. We know how damaging Housing NZ, WINZ and the Ministry of Development treat beneficiaries.
So what would stop Government agencies applying the same disregard for the poor and sick if euthanasia is passed?
Look at the sadistic manner in which the Government currently treat prisoners, beneficiaries, mental health patients and the elderly in shitty retirement slums, it is only a matter of time isn’t it before some bureaucrat in Wellington thinks that a really good cost cutting regime would be an advertising campaign for the sick and the poor to be aware that voluntary euthanasia is an option.
NOT TO PRESSURE THEM OF COURSE (wink, wink, nudge nudge), but just to “educate” them about their options, and before you start complaining about my analogy, why would you try and stop an education campaign?
Surely the sick and the weak and the poor have the same right to be informed of their “voluntary” options as the rich alpha personality types who currently demand the right to end their lives?
If a Wellington bureaucrat can argue that an advertising campaign to make weak and sick people currently costing the health sector a fortune could in fact result in a 5% jump in euthanasia and save them tens of millions, do you honestly think that wouldn’t happen?
Don’t argue to me about how other nations have voluntary euthanasia and these issues don’t occur there, those countries also have decent welfare systems that aren’t run by sadists. Look at the naked and gleeful sadism most public servants treat prisoners and beneficiaries in New Zealand, do you think they wouldn’t push for euthanasia options once it was made legal?
The State is the biggest threat to the people and giving it legal euthanasia would be the most worrying threat to our human rights. This isn’t about the individuals right to end their life, this is about stopping the State from having the right to kill the poorest and weakest amongst us.