Polls shows euthanasia gaining acceptance, shame Labour lacks the stones to put their bill up

Before the last election Maryan Street, in an act political cowardice, ditched her euthanasia bill. David Cunliffe and the Labour party ditched the bill because they didn’t want to run it during the election.

Andrew Little, upon taking the leadership of the Labour party, told Iain Lees-Galloway to ditch his plans to take the bill up.

Once again Labour showed political cowardice.

It is a decision that they should perhaps re-visit.

It is hoped growing support for voluntary euthanasia will keep gaining traction.

It follows the latest findings from a University of Auckland study, which reveals 82 percent of 700 New Zealanders polled believe the practice should be legalised.

But End of Life Choice spokesman Dr Jack Havill says it could be sometime before the Government gets on board.  

“Our indications at the moment are that not many people are keen, but there are some politicians there who are still looking at this and working with it,” says Dr Havill.

A bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia was dropped by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway last year.

In the UK there is a fear they can’t get theirs through before the election.  It is also a Labour party bill.

It’s WILDLY popular and well supported.

This clearly shows that Labour screwed it up by pulling it and then not re-instating the bill, although I guess if they were planning Dirty Politics, it didn’t fit into their workload.

Perhaps Andrew Little could get Megan Woods to concentrate on this rather than the task he has actually allocated her, which is to continue pushing Dirty Politics.

 

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