The Dutch Right to Die Society (NVVE), is now lobbying to have the law changed to allow persons reaching the age of 70 years of age who believe that their life is complete and who are tired of living to be given a lethal pill with which to kill themselves. The Society claims that this is already happening and the law needs to be changed to prevent abuse.
Right to Life challenges the Voluntary Euthanasia Society New Zealand to admit that they support giving a suicide pill to all 70 year olds in New Zealand who are tired of living.
It is always morally wrong to take life. This proposal is an attack on the sanctity of life and the intrinsic dignity of every human being. It is a denial of our stewardship of the precious life that our Creator has entrusted to us.
The advocates for a culture of death claim that suicide is a human right. This campaign exposes the sham that euthanasia is all about compassion and preventing people dying with intolerable suffering. It isn’t really about that all. What it is about is a misguided at best group of persons who seek an ever expanding set of criteria under which suicide is promoted as the answer to adversity and life’s problems. Ultimately though, it will be all about removing lives considered not worthy of living.
Holland is in the powerful grip of a culture of death. It is expected that this campaign which commenced in the nineties will ultimately succeed, as the Royal Dutch Medical Society strongly supports doctor assisted suicide and is currently in consultation with the Dutch Right to Die Society on the implementation of this lethal proposal.
This new attack on life, conveys the message that some lives are of no further value to the community, that some people have nothing to offer and that the state is prepared to provide you with a suicide pill so that you can kill yourself. When this right is established, it may ultimately become a duty to kill yourself on reaching the age of 70 as it is cheaper to get someone to kill themselves rather than to provide the medical treatment that may be needed.
Once implemented why stop at 70? Would that not be discriminating against others who are tired of life such as disturbed teenagers or indeed any person? Recently the Dutch euthanasia advocate, Dr Rob Jonquiere, principle architect of the Dutch Assisted Suicide legislation was in New Zealand on a speaking tour sponsored by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society New Zealand. He was an advocate for giving a suicide pill to all 70 year old persons. Right to Life believes that because the VESNZ never distanced itself from this contentious proposal, that they also support giving a lethal suicide pill to all 70 year olds.
Right to Life encourages New Zealanders who are opposed to doctors killing their patients or assisting in their suicide to make a submission to the Parliamentary Select Committee before 1st February 2016, either on line or in writing. For information on how to do this, refer to www.protect.org.nz
LifeNews.com Note: Ken Orr is the spokesman for Right to Life of New Zealand.