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Dr Death coming to NZ

Today’s announcement from the NZ Voluntary Euthanasia Society that they have invited Australia’s Dr Death, Dr Philip Nitschke, to establish in New Zealand is disappointing

Today’s announcement from the NZ Voluntary Euthanasia Society that they have invited Australia’s Dr Death, Dr Philip Nitschke, to establish himself in New Zealand is disappointing and it will be a sad day for our country if Dr Philip Nitschke is allowed to move his euthanasia activities from Australia to New Zealand.

Dr Nitschke takes pride in his reputation as Australia’s Dr Death and his organisation actively encourages and assists desperate and vulnerable people to end their lives. Outspoken euthanasia activist Leslie Martin has even publicly distanced herself from Dr Nietschke and his organisation.

Earlier this year the NZ Ministry of Health announced plans to widen the scope of its suicide prevention strategies. It would seem totally counterproductive to allow Dr Nitschke, who promotes suicide as a healthy alternative to life, to operate in New Zealand.

The Australian Government is to be commended for the practical steps it has taken to protect its citizens from Dr Nitschke’s dangerous ideologies and activities, let us hope that he is not allowed to continue his macabre practises in our country.


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