Christians are shut out from the euthanasia debate because it's assumed we are 'biased'.
The first casualties of the assisted dying debate are truth, accuracy and fair comment.
It's devastating to lose a loved one, but it would be easier if terminally ill people were able to decide when to end their suffering.
These are the reasons why I support the euthanasia debate. Now it's your turn to contribute to the discussion.
It is not up to the society in which I live to tell me how to die - it is my life and my body.
The idea of individuals deciding their own fate is flawed. It'll be a short journey from right to die to duty to die.
If euthanasia were legal in NZ, we would have to find a way to ensure it's in the person's best interest.
People are dying slow, painful heart-breaking deaths. Let them have a happy last moment with loved ones.
We don't need sufferers of degenerative conditions to live longer in distress to be reminded how to live fully.
At the end of my mother's fight, she begged every doctor and nurse who saw her to put her out of her misery.
Martin Crowe didn't quit when the going got tough, and I am sure it was tough.
I've seen terminal illness bring out the best in people, by bringing families together in support.
Life is too precious for any organization, or person, to make a unilateral decision to end the life of another.
I've fought this disease tooth and nail. I won't give up. But if I need to, I want to go out on my own terms.
There is a lot of talk of death with dignity, writes Martin Ryan. What about life with dignity?
My perspective as a New Zealander and doctor is that euthanasia or assisted suicide will cause great harm.
Proponents of this bill think it is adding to their rights but won't unduly affect others. This is not the case.
Shouldn?t we cater to the needs of the dying in a way that aligns with their personal values?
As a nurse, I used to support euthanasia. What changed my mind?
"Dad would have hated living like that - an intelligent man locked in a body that no longer served him."
My grandparents did not want this. The family did not want this for them.
We deserve, and are justified in demanding, the right to end our pain and suffering on our own terms.
I have stuffed kidneys. I should be allowed to say 'Please let me go, I don?t want this existence any more'.
Watching Dad die was the most horrific thing of my life. I clung to his hand for four hours and begged him to go.