Politicians have swerved the hard questions on euthanasia for too long

TVNZ One News 19 August 2016
Family First Comment: Rubbish! They haven’t avoided the question. They’re said no – and rightly so. #movingon

Taxes, politicians are happy to talk about. Death, not so much.

For years, MPs have avoided the euthanasia debate.

David Seymour’s assisted dying bill is stalled in the members’ bill ballot.

It’s at the whim of a lucky-dip system, which will see legislation about lost luggage debated ahead of life-and-death decisions.

So, now the national conversation is well overdue.

People can now delay death because of medical advances. But living longer often means a diminished quality of life.
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