Key backing gives boost to euthanasia bill

Thu, 15 Oct, 2015

A push to legalise voluntary euthanasia has been boosted by the Prime Minister's endorsement.

John Key said he would support a new member's bill lodged by Act leader David Seymour yesterday if it was drawn from the ballot. "In all probability if it's drawn I will vote for it," he said.

The Government would not pick up the bill, meaning it could be years before it comes before Parliament. But Mr Key's endorsement could play an important role in changing minds on the contentious issue. More... (The New Zealand Herald)

A push to legalise voluntary euthanasia has been boosted by the Prime Minister's endorsement.

John Key said he would support a new member's bill lodged by Act leader David Seymour yesterday if it was drawn from the ballot. "In all probability if it's drawn I will vote for it," he said.

The Government would not pick up the bill, meaning it could be years before it comes before Parliament. But Mr Key's endorsement could play an important role in changing minds on the contentious issue. More... (The New Zealand Herald)

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