Disabled lives are worth living – euthanasia implies otherwise

At the forefront of politics at the moment is the End of Life Choice bill which is going through its first reading in Parliament.

Many New Zealanders, myself included, can see the potential benefit of assisted dying for people with a terminal illness that is likely to end their life within six months.

I have been following the bill with interest and have observed that it focuses mainly on assisting the terminally ill.

However, the bill contains another clause which states that anyone with a grievous and irremediable medical condition will also qualify for euthanasia. This is a very important aspect but seems to be often omitted.

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