By JENNY LING – The Dominion Post Thursday, 26 June 2008
Pro-life groups trying to stop a euthanasia book from going on sale are vowing to fight on despite their latest efforts being rejected.
The Film and Literature Review Board declined last week requests by Right to Life and The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards for interim restriction orders on Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke’s Peaceful Pill Handbook.
The order would have stopped distribution to New Zealand shops till a review of chief censor Bill Hastings’ decision to allow its sale was heard.
Both groups are seeking a review of the decision in which Mr Hastings allowed the sale of the book to over-18s. A hearing is set down for August 25.
David Lane, executive director of The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards, said the group would apply for another restriction order.