TVNZ One News 16 August 2018
Family First Comment: Sir Bill also spoke about youth suicide and the “hypocrisy” the bill could create. “I’ve seen youth suicide upfront. Young people have a nose for adult hypocrisy. How can we say to them, it’s a bad thing for a young person to think about taking their life, but a great, progressive thing for a sick old person to think about taking their lives?”
Submissions were heard today from Sir Bill English, Dr Mary English and advocate Matt Vickers, on the opposing views of the proposed euthanasia legalisation.
Sir Bill said the test for consent “was far too low”, and that “safeguards mean nothing if there are no consequences for breaking them”.
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