End of Life Debates in Gore and Queenstown

Sep 18, 2018
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Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is inviting the public to hear both the for and against argument for the End of Life Choice Bill.

Mr Walker is hosting debates in Queenstown and Gore on the End of Life Choice Bill.

The End of Life Choice Bill seeks to give people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying.

Sir Bill English and his wife Mary will form the against argument, while Act MP David Seymour and former Labour List MP Maryan Street form the for argument.

Mr Walker said he is hosting the debate in order for the public to find out more information on the bill, which is going through the process in Parliament at the moment.

The bill will have its second reading early next year.

“It’s an opportunity for the public to hear more on the bill and also an opportunity for me to hear the public’s thoughts on it,” Mr Walker said.

“I’m very interested to hear from the community on this one.”

A large crowd is expected so those wishing to attend are encouraged to get in quick.

“There will be some very passionate views from both sides,” Mr Walker said.

The Gore debate will be held on October 1 at the Gore District Memorial RSA at 1pm.

The Queenstown debate will be held on October 1 at the Queenstown Memorial Hall at 7pm.

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