I oppose euthanasia because the obligation to save life by the State is a frayed safety net.
Look at the way the State treats beneficiaries, the mentally ill & prisoners.
Look at the way the State steals babies from the poor.
Euthanasia will be used by the powerful against the weak and as we watch in real time the push right now in Parliament is to widen what the definition of terminal illness is to grievous and irremediable medical condition. Once that’s done, it will provide the loop holes necessary to start pushing the poorest and most vulnerable into assisted suicide.
We have seen in the past that when National were in power in the late 1990s, they attempted to create death panels to limit the health spending dollar, my bet is that once this legislation is passed it will only be a matter of time before a Wellington bureaucrat is pushing to ‘inform’ those who have conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia of their assisted suicide options.
I watched that video of the Oranga Tamariki staff lying and manipulating the truth in their attempt to steal a baby, I have no doubt in my mind if people like that are in charge of euthanasia the exact same abuse of power will occur.
How dare Left wing MPs vote for neoliberal cultural meth like euthanasia from a far right Political Party.
The Greens should be ashamed of their vote block on this issue.
This won’t be about personal freedom, this will be about the State culling the weakest amongst us.