David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill
 

What does the Bill do?

This Bill seeks to introduce state-sanctioned assisted dying. Requiring a medical doctor to administer lethal doses of medication to end the lives of patients, despite the practice being viewed as objectionable and unethical by a large majority of doctors in New Zealand.


Who would be eligible?

New Zealand citizens or permanent residents aged over 18 who suffer from either a terminal illness that is likely to end their life within 6 months or "a grievous and irremediable medical condition" and is in "an advanced state of decline". The current draft of the bill leaves much to personal interpretation currently including many with disabilities and mental illnesses.


How would it work?

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Safeguards

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