With a large majority: new Zealanders to vote for legalization of euthanasia

a large majority voted in favour the new Zealanders for the legalization of euthanasia. Terminally ill adults can get in the South Pacific island state, under c

With a large majority: new Zealanders to vote for legalization of euthanasia

a large majority voted in favour the new Zealanders for the legalization of euthanasia. Terminally ill adults can get in the South Pacific island state, under certain conditions, the right to a medically assisted suicide. Must be two Doctors agree that the or the Sick not six months more to live and, therefore, should have the opportunity to determine the sequence and timing of death itself.

"What is to be a great day to be a Kiwi"

More than 65 per cent in favour of the scheme to the active termination of life of terminally ill adult, by Doctors, as released on Friday, the preliminary results of the vote showed. Supporters spoke of a victory of the "Would". The outcome of the referendum on euthanasia is binding: The law on euthanasia should occur in November 2021 in force.

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The Referendum was held simultaneously with the parliamentary election on may 17. October instead. "Thousands of new Zealanders that may suffer would be a painful death, the choice Would have to be in control and autonomy over her own body, protected by the rule of law," said the MP David Seymour. The rules make new Zealand a "gutherzigeren, more compassionate and more humane" country, Seymour. To be "what a great day to be a Kiwi," he added.

The euthanasia debate in new Zealand, had been triggered by the case of the lawyer, Lecretia Seales who died 2015 of a brain tumor. On the day of her death, a court rejected her several years back request on the right to die.

new Zealand will join with the legalization of euthanasia of a handful of States around the world. The Netherlands and Belgium in 2002, the world's first country that allowed euthanasia. Luxembourg, Colombia, and Canada followed. Also in Parts of the USA and Australia, euthanasia is legal.

Tighter result in the legalization of Cannabis

In a further Referendum of the citizens of the island nation voted on the legalization of Cannabis as a recreational drug. The result was much narrower: Approximately 53 percent rejected the proposal, more than 46 percent were in favour. The result, however, is not binding, so that there could be a further Referendum on the subject.

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Updated Date: 31 October 2020, 22:26

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