Tag: Paula Tesoriero

‘End of life bill demeans the disabled’

by Thomas Coughlan, Newsroom, 22 May 2018 The euthanasia bill risks sending a message to the disabled that their lives are valued less than the lives of abled-bodied New Zealanders, the Disability Rights Commissioner says. She argued that the inclusion of disabled people in the legislation sent a message that disabled lives were not worth living…. Read more »

Seymour’s bill ‘woefully inadequate’: Disability Rights Commissioner

Tesoriero said legislative change in relation to end of life choice cannot be considered in isolation from the standard and current services and resources available to those who experience serious but non-terminal conditions or palliative care services.  “In its current form, the Bill undermines the position of disabled and vulnerable members of our community. It… Read more »