Majority want this choice

LETTER

One by one, developed and democratic countries and states are introducing legislation that allows people to have peaceful and stress-free deaths.

For over a decade, polls by reputable market researchers have found that over 70 percent of New Zealanders want this choice.

Nowhere in the world, where people have enjoyed this right, for however long, have they ever asked to have the clock turned back — tells us something, surely?

Patricia Butler

Nelson

One by one, developed and democratic countries and states are introducing legislation that allows people to have peaceful and stress-free deaths.

For over a decade, polls by reputable market researchers have found that over 70 percent of New Zealanders want this choice.

Nowhere in the world, where people have enjoyed this right, for however long, have they ever asked to have the clock turned back — tells us something, surely?

Patricia Butler

Nelson

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John Fricker - 5 months ago
Assisted death, euthanasia or whatever you want to call it is one issue where a majority view means nothing.
Dying is a deeply personal thing, believe it or not. I for one don't want you bunch of suicide jockeys deciding how and when I should snuff it. Butt out and mind your own business. Your "superior" point of view isn't wanted.

Martin Hanson, Nelson - 4 months ago
"I for one don't want you bunch of suicide jockeys deciding how and when I should snuff it." This statement is about as uninformed as you can get, and you couldn't possibly have made that statement if you had read the bill.

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