Sunday, April 22, 2012

Latest On New Zealand Pro-Deathers

Here’s a fairly good piece on how the pro-deathers are pushing the envelope in NZ.
Forbidden subjects in New Zealand politics
When a judge handed down a 15-month prison sentence to Lesley Martin, for the attempted murder of her terminally ill mother, a stunned silence descended on the courtroom.
It was the quiet before the storm. As the shock wore off the clamour for change grew. The New Zealand chapter of Exit International was founded and TVNZ aired an emotive documentary The Promise.
NZ First MP Peter Brown - who watched his wife die of cancer - drafted a Death with Dignity Bill. It was voted down by 60 votes to 57. A previous bill, championed by Michael Laws in 1995, failed by 61 votes to 29. more

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