For euthanasia, the consent of at least two doctors is mandatory in New Zealand (New Zealand Euthanasia Referendum Results). A referendum held in New Zealand to implement this law, in which more than 65 percent of the people voted in favor of it. In New Zealand, only those people who are suffering from terminal illness will allowed to die of their own free will. That is, a disease that ends life in the next six months.
People With Cable Terminal Illness Allowed To die of Their Own Free Will
The Law on Euthanasia has come into force in New Zealand from Sunday morning. Under this law, people can now die of their own free will. Earlier, euthanasia given legal status in countries like Colombia, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, and Switzerland.That is, a disease that ends life in the next six months.
This law is Already Applicable in These Countries
Let us tell you that New Zealand is not the first country to give euthanasia to its citizens. Earlier, euthanasia legalized in countries such as Colombia, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Each of these countries has different terms and conditions for cooperation in death.
65 Percent People Voted in Favor
In New Zealand, a person applying for euthanasia with terminal illness must have the consent of at least two doctors. A referendum held in New Zealand to implement this law, in which more than 65 percent of the people voted in favor of it. The issue has been debated in New Zealand for a long time and finally the law is coming into force from today.
People are Protesting in New Zealand
Since the approval of this law, many people in New Zealand are also opposing it. People protesting say that euthanasia will weaken the society’s respect for human life and values. At the same time, it will also reduce the care of vulnerable people, especially those with disabilities or those living in the last days of life. Stuart Armstrong, 61, is suffering from prostate cancer, which is incurable. Armstrong says he no longer worries about how he will die because euthanasia will not cause pain.
After Analysis, the Ministry of Health Has Said
After analyzing similar cases abroad, the Health Ministry has said. That every year 950 people will able to apply for it, out of which 350 will helped to die. But how many people actually apply, it cannot be guessed about it yet. Doctors have trained for this work. However, many doctors have also come out against it (Why Euthanasia is Not Good). They believe that if proper care taken, the patient does not necessarily need euthanasia.But in many cases it has also been seen that despite the care, many people did not get well.
Both Euthanasia and Mercy Death are Illegal in India
Both euthanasia and mercy death are illegal in India as attempt to death is an offense of suicide under Section 309 of the IPC. Similarly, even though euthanasia which is motivated by human spirit and is done to reduce the unbearable pain of the victim, it is also considered an offense like murder under section 304 of the IPC.The death of desire mainly done.The first is active euthanasia and the second is passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia can end the life of a person suffering from an incurable disease by taking steps like injecting poison with the help of a doctor.