Bishops in New Zealand opposed to the legalisation of medically assisted suicide have warned that initial “safeguards” can be loosened.
22 June 2018
Eight bishops have called for a halt to a Bill which proposes legalising medically-assisted suicide and euthanasia in New Zealand.
28 February 2018
The upper house of the state parliament in Victoria has approved a Bill to legalise assisted suicide despite a campaign by church leaders.
23 November 2017
The state parliament of New South Wales has rejected a bill to legalise euthanasia; while a debate in Victoria was adjourned until Tuesday.
17 November 2017
The Melbourne Diocesan Synod has urged politicians in the state of Victoria not to legalise medically assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.
25 October 2017
Seven Christian leaders in the Australian state of Victoria are calling on the premier to reconsider plans to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia.
16 August 2017
Members of New Zealand’s InterChurch Bioethics Council have made an oral submission to a parliamentary committee on their opposition to assisted suicide.
23 September 2016
In a nod to changing times, the Anglican Church of Canada’s latest report on physician-assisted dying, rather than opposing the practice, recognises it as a reality.
14 June 2016
Nine New Zealand bishops have made a submission to the country’s Parliament urging no change to the law where the “right to die” is concerned. Their intervention follows a similar submission last week from the ecumenical InterChurch Bioethics Council.
02 February 2016
The ecumenical body which advises church members of the “spiritual, ethical and cultural issues connected to biotechnology and related issues” in New Zealand has responded to a government consultation by stressing its opposition to the introduction of “physician-assisted suicide.”
28 January 2016