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Group encouraging doctors to sign letter against assisted suicide

by John Weekes, New Zealand Herald, 9 December 2015

New Zealand doctors are signing up to an online Open Letter at doctorssayno.nz to support the NZMA’s position statement that euthanasia and assisted suicide are unethical, even if they were made legal.

Care Alliance secretary Matthew Jansen said opposition to assisted suicide was growing around the world.

“Just last week, Justice Michel Pinsonnault of the Quebec Superior Court ruled that ‘medical aid in dying’ is simply a euphemism for euthanasia,” he said.

“I am deeply grateful to the doctors who have already signed up to the open letter, and encourage others to follow their lead.”

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