The Book

What can I do?

Tell your MP


The #DefendNZ Book, Vote “No” to Assisted Suicide, was released in April 2019 and delivered to all MPs in Parliament.

Vote “No” to Assisted Suicide presents a collection of writings illustrating our reasons for speaking out against the End of Life Choice Bill. They detail the stories of Kiwis who could be eligible for assisted suicide under the Bill, as well as commentary from New Zealand and international experts – and evidence supporting their concerns.

We invite you to download and read it yourself.

The stories of Kylee Black, John Fox, Claire Freeman, Vicki Walsh, and Glenn Major are featured in the book. There are also expert commentaries from Dr Conrad Engelbrecht (Anaesthetis and Pain Medicine Specialist), Dr Huhana Hickey MNZM (Researcher and Disability Advocate), Hon Dame Tariana Turia DNZM (Former Associate Minister of Health), Professor Margaret Somerville (Professor of Bioethics), Robert Preston (Director, Living and Dying Well), Richard McLeod (Human Rights, Immigration and Refugee Lawyer), Grant Illingworth QC (Barrister-at-Law), Dr Mary English (Doctors Say No), Professor Roderick MacLeod MNZM (Palliative Care Physician).

Our greatness as a nation will be judged on how we treat our most vulnerable members. The End of Life Choice Bill, even with its amendments during recent months, and the dangers it would pose to individuals and society, have no place in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We hope that all who read this book, and engage with our documentaries will join with us to #DefendNZ.



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