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New Zealand Green Party releases (new) policy on Medically Assisted Suicide

The New Zealand Green Party has released their ‘Medically-Assisted Dying policy’, aka their proposals on euthanasia, in a brief description:


  • We are releasing our Medically-Assisted Dying policy. Stories like those of Lecretia Seales, who stepped into the public eye to ask the courts to give her the right to choose, have recently brought this issue to the fore.
  • Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death in a supported and open way.
  • The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren’t terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won’t further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities.

NZ Parliament is currently running a committee inquiry into euthanasia and recently heard public submissions.