Don't allow assisted suicide in New Zealand!

Petition to: The High Court of New Zealand

 

Don't allow assisted suicide in New Zealand!

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Don't allow assisted suicide in New Zealand!

UPDATE: The High Court ruled against assisted suicide, noting that the relevant section of the Crimes Act is not inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights! This is a great victory for life in New Zealand. Thank you for your help and support. Tragically, Ms Seales died of natural causes on June 5. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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The High Court in New Zealand might open the floodgates to assisted suicide, unless you make your voice heard!

Ms Lecretia Seales is petitioning the High Court to allow her to seek assisted suicide to end her life. She suffers from an untreatable brain tumor, but is demanding that the Court allow her doctor to intentionally poison her, rather than allow her disease to naturally take its course.

If the High Court rules in favor of Ms Seales, it could have devastating ramifications. Because both the legislature and the courts have law-making capacity in New Zealand, this will set a dangerous precedent in favour of assisted suicide.

Of course, assisted suicide is not death with dignity. That is a subtle manipulation of what true dignity entails--that human beings possess such great worth that intentionally ending their lives is a grave offence. New Zealand is a nation that ought to protect and value life, not cheapen and demean it.

We must urge the New Zealand High Court to uphold Section 179 of the Crimes Act of 1961, which makes it an offence for anyone (such as a doctor) to assist a person to commit suicide. We cannot allow the floodgates of assisted suicide and euthanasia to be opened in this nation.

Disabled people, including children, are being euthanised in other countries. Do we want that to happen in New Zealand?

Assisted suicide is never safe. Sign our petition to the High Court, telling them so!

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More information:

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Don't allow assisted suicide!

Dear Justice Collins and the New Zealand High Court in Wellington,

Allowing assisted suicide in the case of Ms. Lecretia Seales would be a devastating blow to the entire nation. New Zealand is a nation that ought to protect and value life, not cheapen and demean it. This would set a dangerous precedent in this country.

Assisted suicide is not death with dignity. I urge you to uphold Section 179 of the Crimes Act of 1961, which makes it an offence for anyone (such as a doctor) to assist a person to commit suicide.

Assisted suicide is never safe. Please rule in favor of life and against assisted suicide!

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Don't allow assisted suicide in New Zealand!

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