10 Apr 2019

End of Life Choice Bill in rigorous process - David Seymour

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 10 April 2019

The euthanasia bill being considered by Parliament appears to be in difficulty, so its sponsor, David Seymour, says he is willing to limit it to the terminally ill. The Justice Select Committee tabled its report on the End of Life Choice Bill on Tuesday. Nearly 39,000 submissions were heard by MPs on the bill that would allow assisted dying for people terminally ill and likely to die within six months, and those experiencing "unbearable suffering". Facing strong opposition, Mr Seymour say he is now willing to have the law only apply to terminally ill people with six months to live. He talks to Guyon Espiner.