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The Right to Live

‘A Current Affair’ ran a poignant piece telling the story of Gabe Watkin, a Queensland, Australia woman suffering the effects of motor neurone disease. She had been pleading with Queensland Health for access to a surgical procedure that will likely extend her life. At the time of the broadcast, Queensland Health’s Ethics Committee had kept […]

Euthanasia or Letting Go?

In the past number of years, there have been numerous essays concerning euthanasia in the Marist Messenger, rightly so, because it is a critically important topic. The authors stressed the dangers of legal euthanasia proliferating across the world and thus becoming a norm. In the September 2015 issue of Marist Messenger, an Australian expert stated […]

Death with Dignity and the Campaign for Euthanasia

This is the text of an address by John Kleinsman in December 2011. He is director of the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. He is  also a doctoral student on the morality of beginning of life issues.  The laws of our country and most countries in the world currently forbid […]

Merciful Care Not Mercy Killing

Every few years a bill to legalise euthanasia is introduced into the NZ Parliament. Up till now, this country has voted it down. Again in 2012 a private members bill legalizing “Life End Choice” is waiting to be drawn out for parliament’s attention. The promoters of this bill are careful to avoid the word euthanasia […]