While it’s great to see so many Baby Boomer MPs calling for the right to kill their parents, the reality is that the ‘suffering from a grievous and irremediable medical condition’ part of the Euthanasia Bill creates a loophole you could drive a stretch limo hearse through.
Euthanasia cheerleaders keep painting this picture of ending the suffering of the terminally ill writhing in agony needlessly for 6 months.
That narrative is terribly misleading.
The law will allow assisted suicide for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have only 6 months to live AND those suffering from a ‘grievous and irremediable medical condition’ – THAT clause is not about the terminally ill being put out of their torturous misery – that clause allows for huge swathes of vulnerable to be pressured into suicide.
We just watched representatives of the State lie, manipulate, threaten and use falsehoods to steal baby infants from Māori mothers. I have zero doubts that if passed, this legislation will be picked up by some cost cutting Wellington bureaucrat to suggest information campaigns for those NZers who have ‘grievous and irremediable medical conditions’, you know, the expensive ones.
IF this Bill was simply aimed at the terminally ill with 6 months to live, I could accept it because no one wants to see another human being suffer in pain when the inevitable is on the horizon, but that’s not what this bill is and anyone pretending it is, is a liar.