14 Nov 2019

Euthanasia Bill will go to referendum in 2020

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 14 November 2019

The right to choose to die is now in the hands of New Zealanders.

Last night Parliament voted 69 votes to 51 in favour of the End of Life Choice Bill that will make assisted dying legal for some terminally ill people.

But after New Zealand First got the numbers three weeks ago to send the decision to a referendum, whether it becomes law won't be known until the 2020 election. RNZ political reporter Jo Moir watched the final debate unfold.