16,000 Voices Show Kiwis Say No to Euthanasia

Published: Wed 8 Mar 2017 06:51 AM
16,000 Voices Launches Today Showing Kiwis Say No to Euthanasia
Today marks the launch of the campaign 16,000 Voices – Kiwis say no to euthanasia. The campaign gives voice to a sampling of the 16,000 people who wrote in to the Health Select Committee expressing their opposition to euthanasia.
“Most of the New Zealand public is unaware of just how overwhelming the opposition has been to the introduction of euthanasia legislation,” says Dr Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit, whose analysis of submissions made to the Committee forms the basis of the information provided in 16,000Voices.
“For nearly seven months, the Health Select Committee has been hearing stories from hundreds of Kiwis, and 3 out of 4 of them have been saying no to euthanasia,” says Dr. Smith. “But hardly anyone outside of the Committee is aware of what they’ve said.”
“If the Committee reports accurately on what they’ve been reading and hearing, we’re unlikely to see an endorsement for euthanasia legislation, which may come as a shock to many. That’s why 16,000 Voices is so important – to let us hear why Kiwis are saying no to euthanasia in their own words.”
The 16,000 Voices campaign encompasses a website with videos and written submissions, alongside a Facebook page and You Tube channel.

Next in New Zealand politics

New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga
By: New Zealand Government
COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki
By: Ministry of Health
Duke Of York’s NZ Military Patronage Appointment Ends
By: New Zealand Government
Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
By: Financial Services Federation
Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms - Annual Workforce Survey
Law Changes Locking Out Home Seekers, Urgent Meeting Sought With Government
By: Financial Advice New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media