Decriminalising euthanasia will open flood gates – Family First

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNewstalk ZB 30 April 2012One family lobby group expects the flood gates would be opened up by decriminalising euthanasia. The issue has come under the spotlight again as Labour’s Maryan Street prepares a private members bill to give people the choice around how and when they finish their life. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is against the idea, saying it could be the start of a slippery slope. “When we decriminalise euthanasia, we then send an underlying message to disabled, to sick people, to elderly people, even to socially disadvantaged people, that they can be a burden upon their families, upon the taxpayer.” Mr McCoskrie says they would then look to euthanasia as the perfect solution. He says research from around the world shows voluntary euthanasia, with strict legal safeguards and reporting measures doesn’t work. He wants a shift in focus. “At the end of the day I think we should be focusing on giving people quality and social palliative care rather than sending a message that euthanasia will simply solve the problem.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbhea/1969541066-Decriminalising-euthanasia-will-open-flood-gateslast_img read more

Late Runs Pull Sumner Ahead of Ellsworth

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img admin Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Shortstop Maggie Harding of the Ellsworth Eagles stretches to tag Jessica DeLosa of the Sumner Tigers at second base during Sumner’s 6-4 softball win on Friday.—MIKE OLESSULLIVAN — Angela Leach drove in the winning runs with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Tigers downed Ellsworth 6-4.Both teams got on the board in the first inning, Ellsworth with three runs and Sumner with two.The Eagles managed just one more run off Sumner’s Lona Sargent, who went the distance in the pitcher’s circle, allowing just five hits.Sargent had a two-run homer and Ashley Pennartz had an RBI single for the Tigers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLily Cooper singled twice, Ashley Smith doubled and Kayla Blanchard and Shaye Domagala had RBI singles for the Eagles.Smith pitched a complete game for Ellsworth, scattering six hits. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Biocenter_img Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more