We’re voting YES in
the End of Life Choice referendum

At the General Election on 19 September, you will be asked to vote on whether terminally ill New Zealanders, who meet strict criteria, can request medical help to end their lives. 

To make up your mind, you need the facts. Yes for Compassion provides up-to-date, accurate and factual information about the End of Life Choice Act in the lead up to the 2020 referendum.

You can also read more about the referendum on the government’s website here.

Voting YES in the
End of Life Choice referendum means you believe:

Terminally ill people should have the choice to end their suffering on their own terms.

Dying New Zealanders should have control at the end of life, to die peacefully with loved ones around them, if they choose to.

We’re a compassionate society, trusting of our fellow Kiwis to know what’s right for them.

Lecretia Seales 1973-2015 campaigned for end of life choice in New Zealand.

What is the proposed law?

The End of Life Choice Act will give terminally ill, mentally competent adults, with six months or less to live, the option to request life-ending medication to end their suffering.

Why support legal change?

Even with excellent hospice and palliative care, all suffering cannot be relieved.

We support the End of Life Choice Act because:

  • Terminally ill New Zealanders should have the choice to end their suffering on their own terms.
  • Dying people need control at the end of life, to die peacefully with loved ones around them.
  • We want to live in a compassionate society where we trust fellow Kiwis to know what’s right for them.

Help us change the law

The End of Life Choice Act will only become the law if more than 50% of voters vote YES in the referendum on 19 September. Sign up to receive campaign updates by email.

Donate

To give dying people choice in New Zealand, we need to get as many people as possible to vote YES in the End of Life Choice referendum. Can you chip in now to help us reach them?

How do other New Zealanders feel about the End of Life Choice Act?

Kiwis from all walks of life are voting YES at the End of Life Choice referendum in September. Hear their stories and find out why they need your YES.

Bobbie needs your YES

Hi, I’m Bobbie and I’m living with cancer. Watch my video to hear why I need your YES on 19 September.

David wants a choice

Hi, I’m David and I have a terminal illness. Please watch my video and hear why I want choice at the end of my life.

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