Tuesday, 16 August 2016

We Know What's Best For You

What the Public Does Not Like It's Going to Get

Last week the Every Life Research Unit in New Zealand put out the following press release:

Kiwis "3-1 Against Euthanasia"
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Health Select Committee’s Investigation Finds Kiwis 3-1 Against Euthanasia

“Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society wanted to know New Zealanders’ views on legalising assisted suicide,” says Dr Jane Silloway Smith, Director of Every Life Research Unit, “and the people have spoken: at a ratio of about 3 to 1, they have told Parliament not to legalise assisted suicide.”

Dr Smith has been analysing submissions made to the Health Select Committee’s investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand. She has conducted a random sampling of the 20,576 submissions made public by the Committee thus far. Her analysis has found that 78% of submitters are against legalising assisted suicide, while 22% are in favour of changing the law.

“Submitters to the Health Select Committee have overwhelmingly expressed their opposition to assisted suicide,” comments Dr Jane Silloway Smith. “The very clear ratio against a change in the current law alongside the high number of total submissions shows that there is a strong public political will opposed to assisted suicide.”
So, let's just bring our readers up to date.  The secularist "culture of death" has been pushing for the right to kill "suffering" people.
 The Health Select Committee of Parliament has been receiving submissions on whether New Zealanders ought to have a "right to die".  The establishment has been championing and pushing for just such a bill to pass for the usual reasons: individual autonomy, the intrinsic right we all have to kill ourselves, faux compassion on the sufferer, etc.

It was widely expected that the submissions would overwhelmingly favour volitional dying.  It will come as a bit of a shock, then, that around seventy-five percent of submissions oppose the idea.

Does that mean we will not see euthanasia legalised in New Zealand any time soon?  Not at all.  When pagans get pompously self-righteous, nothing will stand in their way.  Homosexual equality rights? Homosexual "marriage"? Anti-smacking laws?  All faced overwhelming public opposition. If recent history is any guide, we therefore expect that our benighted rulers will enforce their perverse and twisted morality upon the country yet again.

More deaths.  More suffering.  More destruction.  More suicides.  More deconstruction of everything good.  What's not to like?  

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