Desperate euthanasia opponents either dishonest or innumerate

BY David Seymour at 13 January, 2017


“It’s now impossible to deny public support for assisted dying,” says ACT Leader and End of Life Choice Bill sponsor David Seymour, “but that won’t stop the lowest opponents from stooping a little further.

“Deniers of public opinion on assisted dying are living in dreamland, an obvious example being Bob McCoskrie of Family First. I don’t know if it’s honesty or numeracy that he lacks, but not many people would describe a 16,000-person quantitative survey


Assisted Dying critics must be honest

BY David Seymour at 18 January, 2016


“Assisted Dying critics must be honest in their campaign.” David Seymour, ACT Leader said today.

His statement comes after www.goodlife.org.nz, a website asking people to write to Parliament’s Health Select Committee on the inquiry into ending one’s life in New Zealand, was found to misrepresent an author’s view on assisted dying.

“The website has used two quotes from Atul Gawande, a well-known surgeon, and have made it appear that he does not support


End of life choice

BY David Seymour at 27 September, 2015


I have prepared a private member’s Bill giving people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting medical aid in dying. The Bill has been lodged for ballot in Parliament. The End of Life Choice Bill allows those eligible, to choose the manner and timing of their final days, allowing them to end their life in peace and dignity, surrounded by loved ones. The motivation for this Bill