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Belgian child euthanased: what do New Zealand advocates say?

18 September 2016

Belgian child euthanased: what do New Zealand advocates say?

The Care Alliance is calling on all New Zealand advocates of euthanasia and assisted suicide – including David Seymour MP, Maryan Street and Matt Vickers – to declare whether they support the euthanasia of a child in Belgium last week.

It is the first confirmed such death since Belgium removed all age restrictions on euthanasia in 2014.

Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, said the death was tragically predictable “because once you normalise the idea of euthanasia, there is no logical place to draw the line. New Zealanders urgently deserve to know whether the people advocating for a law change here think Belgium has got it right or got it wrong.”

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