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Euthanasia bill Withdrawn from Ballot

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Euthanasia bill Withdrawn from Ballot

Maryan Street, in an unprecedented step has withdrawn her “End of Life Choices Bill” from the ballot. The Member claims that she was concerned that if it was drawn from the ballot in an election year it would be an election year football. Right to Life now requests that for the good of the nation and the Labour Party, she finally discards this bill and makes a commitment to the community to refrain from placing this contentious bill back in the ballot. This bill has no place in our Parliament. The first duty of government is to protect the lives of all in the community, especially the most vulnerable and not to preside over their destruction. We cannot but point out a consequence of Labour’s assumed support for this destructive bill is that many will question whether the Labour Party is a responsible and suitable political party to govern our nation. Right to Life is committed to making this Controversial bill an election issue.

This is a bill to legalise murder that would if enacted into law, give doctors the right to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. There is no dignity in being murdered by your doctor. Ms Street claims unconvincingly that she is not being pressured by her caucus to withdraw this highly controversial bill. Right to Life wrote to all the Labour MPs on 24 July lobbying them use their influence to have this destructive and controversial bill removed from the ballot as it would be a major distraction if drawn in an election year.Right to Life believes that this lobbying has been successful.

Ms Street has vowed to put the bill back in the ballot following next year’s election .The community is tired of the social engineering of the Labour Party. In 2003 we had the Prostitution Reform Act. Labour gave us brothels, street prostitution and the right to sell women’s bodies. Now we have this bill seeking to allow doctors to murder their patients. High on the list of priorities for the Labour Party if elected according to David Cunliffe, Labour will seek to legalise violence against women and their unborn by decriminalising abortion.

This bill is opposed by the New Zealand Medical Association[NZMA], Hospice New Zealand and the Catholic Bishops Conference. The Chairman of the NZMA has said, “euthanasia is unethical and cannot be condoned.” The World Medical Association [WMA] is the umbrella for over a 100 National Medical Associations, representing physicians from some 90 countries around the world, it is totally opposed to euthanasia.This bill is a mortal threat to the medical profession.

The community should not be lulled into a false sense of security. This deadly bill is like a ravenous wolf that seeks who it may devour, it is mortal threat to the elderly, the disabled and the ill. It is in fact a threat to every living soul in our community. For the moment it has slunk into the shadows to avoid being seen. We must not allow this wolf in sheep’s clothing loose in our community, for once loose it will not rest until it has destroyed our community. The right to die would soon become a duty to die..

Lest we forget

Our experience with the T4 Nazi Euthanasia programme which started in Germany in October 1939, commenced with the killing of disabled newborns, the mentally sick, the disabled, Jews and Gypsies and finally all non --Germans. There were between 250,000 and 350,000 Germans killed in the Euthanasia programme. It all started with calls from pro -euthanasia groups for mercy killing, death with dignity and the right to choose the time of one’s death.


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