Upper Harbour candidates Paula Bennett, James Goodhue, Jin An and Bruce Haycock have weighed in on euthanasia and abortion.
Incumbent National Party MP Paula Bennett said both were ‘‘predominantly health issues’’.
‘‘I am supportive of the current approach of high-quality palliative care for those who are terminally ill.’’
She said the issue of euthanasia had been ‘‘very topical’’ recently, and she had an ‘‘open mind’’.
The Green Party’s James Goodhue shared a similar safeguard view.
He said he supported ‘‘medically-assisted dying’’ – provided ‘‘specific safeguards’’ were met.
Goodhue said the Green Party supported ‘‘decriminalising abortion’’.
Labour candidate Jin An said the current abortion regime was a ‘‘farcical affair’’.
Both issues were about ‘‘what you do to your own body’’, she said.
The ACT Party’s Bruce Haycock said he had a threefold perspective on abortion including a woman having the right to terminate a pregnancy.
In terms of euthanasia Haycock said he supported leader David Seymour’s draft private members bill.