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David Seymour’s Bill would undermine suicide prevention – Euthanasia Free NZ

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  6 Comments

The number of suicide deaths in New Zealand have increased for the third year in a row. The provisional suicide statistics released today show: • 606 people died by suicide in the 12 months to June 2017 – almost twice the road toll (363 for the 12 months to 28 August). • Males are represented […]

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Two-thirds of doctors oppose ‘assisted dying’ according to slammed survey – Euthanasia Free NZ

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Two-thirds of doctors oppose ‘assisted dying’ according to slammed survey – Euthanasia Free NZ

Members of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society claim in a NZMJ paper that 37% of doctors and 67% of nurses support ‘assisted dying’, that is, legal voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. “I am skeptical of self-selected online surveys with relatively small sample sizes, with questions based on euphemisms such as ‘assisted dying’,” says Renée Joubert, executive […]

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