New Zealand Parliament to vote on VAD
David Seymour’s End of Life Choices Bill was plucked at random from the members’ ballot on Thursday, almost two years after it was first included, and there’s confidence it has the numbers to pass. It would give people over 18 with a terminal illness or a “grievous” medical condition the option to choose assisted dying if they have the support of two doctors.
In the last count six months ago, there were 40 votes in support, 27 opposed and around 50 MPs undecided. The unknown factor is new MPs who will enter parliament after the September 23 election.
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