Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Zealand: Māori Party Candidate Urging No Vote on Labour Due to Assisted Suicide Support

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election/2017/09/m-ori-party-do-not-vote-for-labour-over-euthanasia.html

A Māori Party candidate is urging people not to vote for Labour because of the party's stance on assisted suicide.
In a statement released by the party, Tuilagi Saipele Esera, Māori Party Candidate for Manukau East, said Labour's intention to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide was against Christian and Pacific cultural values. . . .
The Death with Dignity Bill was put to Parliament in 1995 and 2003 but failed to pass. In 2012, the End of Life Choice Bill was also unsuccessful.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

U.S. House Votes to Repeal D.C.'s Death With Dignity Law (Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia)

Rep. Tom Graves
By Jenna Portnoy, The Washington Post

The U.S. House on Thursday passed a spending bill that would block five laws affecting the District of Columbia, including the city’s new assisted-suicide law.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), the District’s nonvoting representative in Congress, must now rely on the Senate to not take up and approve identical measures. If the Senate does not act, it would effectively stall for another year congressional efforts to rein in the District through spending-related measures.

Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the District, said Congress by law has extensive power over the District but has allowed the city to assume more power over time.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

South Dakota: Reject Initiated Measure


An initiated measure pending in South Dakota seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined. If enacted, it will apply to people with years or decades to live. It will also encourage elder abuse and financial exploitation, which are already significant problems in South Dakota. The measure will make a bad situation worse.

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Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA