Changing the law elsewhere in the world to allow for
voluntary euthanasia had not produced a huge avalanche of
''assisted dying'' cases, voluntary euthanasia advocate Pat
Hubbard said in Dunedin yesterday.
Prof Robin Taylor, of the University of Otago Medical School,
has spoken out against voluntary euthanasia, telling
university graduates that arguments for this were
''fundamentally flawed'', though they might be ''subtly
The death this week of Exit International Dunedin convener
Paula Westoby, and the discharge without conviction of an
Auckland man who helped his chronically ill wife die, has
again sparked discussions about end-of-life choices.
Labour Party list MP Maryan Street told a packed public
meeting yesterday her proposed "end of life choices" private
member's Bill would avoid the "meaningless prosecution" of
people like Prof Sean Davison.