‘There’s a sanctity of life argument’ – Simon Bridges still doesn’t support euthanasia bill, despite pleas from Tauranga constituents
TVNZ One News 5 March 2018
Family First Comment: “[H]e holds concerns around the safeguards which would be put in place for those requesting euthanasia, and also said he believes “a lot of doctors are worried about playing God”.
Correct. Hold the line, Simon
National Party leader Simon Bridges says he still does not support a bill which would grant people the right to request euthanasia, saying “there is a sanctity of life argument”.
The End of Life Choice Bill passed a conscience vote in Parliament 74 to 44, and its stated intent is to give people “with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying”.