New Zealand has just chosen euthanasia, by a whopping majority of about 65%. By my count, that makes the Land of the Long White Cloud the fifth country to legalise euthanasia, along with the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Canada. Several American states, two Australian states, and Switzerland also have passed laws which permit assisted suicide. Campaigners against the new law conducted a survey before the referendum and found that most people knew very little about the bill. It will be interesting to see if it takes off as quickly as it has in Canada.
Solid majority for change
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