In New Zealand right now a parliamentary committee is hearing oral submissions on something called the End of Life Choice Bill — the latest in a line of attempts to introduce legalised killing to this country stretching back several decades. There’s another effort concurrently in Australia.
As usual in these bids to get rid of unwanted people, the New Zealand legislation flies the banner of “choice”. But it is clear from Peter Stockland’s account below of Canada’s recent departure down this slippery slope that choice is exactly what suffers under such regimes. The option, for example, to recieve terminal care in a hospice uncontaminated by euthanasia ideology. Peter’s article is essential reading for anyone fighting the international euthanasia campaign.
Positively, there has been a welcome decision by the US Supreme Court that runs against moves by the California government to force crisis pregnancy centres to provide information about abortion services and refer women to them. In an account from the SCOTUSblog Amy Howe quotes Justice Kennedy, who warned that the so-called Reproductive FACT Act “is a paradigmatic example of the serious threat presented when government seeks to impose its own message in the place of individual speech, thought, and expression.” Well said.