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Friday, 25 May 2018

A citizens' jury on whether or not to legalise euthanasia and assisted dying in New Zealand resulted in two thirds of jurors supporting and one third opposing a law change.

The University of Otago organisers say this shows that “an informed public will always be deeply divided on the issue, because of a difference in weighing up the arguments for compassion and individual choice versus potential community harm.”

Listen to an interview with Dr Simon Walker from the Bioethics Centre on the RNZ National website

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