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Government funds killing of 316 vulnerable patients with lethal drugs under Euthanasia legislation

Updated: Jun 21

Media Release 9 April 2023

The Registrar of Assisted Dying, Dr Kristin Good, has released the statistics for euthanasia for the fourth quarter of 2022. The report reveals that there were 102 patients killed with a lethal injection or assisted in their suicide in the last 3 months of 2022.

Right to Life is committed to campaigning for the repeal of this legislation which is a violation of the fifth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” And violates the foundation principle of medicine, “Thou shalt do no harm.”

Right to Life fears that the right to die is becoming increasingly a duty to die as it is cheaper to kill patients than it is to care for them.

Assisted deaths by location

Between 1 October 2022 and 31 December 2022, 102 people had an assisted death. Assisted deaths can take place at the person’s home or in the community. The summary by location is: