Dáil passes bill aimed in direction of legalising assisted dying
Updated / Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020 22: 56
A Bill aiming to legalise assisted dying has passed a legislative hurdle within the Dáil and can now proceed to detailed scrutiny.
TDs voted in favour of the Death with Dignity Bill by 81-71 and this can even simply now proceed to the committee stage.
A authorities circulation to position up a Special Committee to search around out the Bill for 12 months modified into as soon as defeated.
The Bill has been sponsored by Socialist Birthday celebration TD Gino Kenny.
Cupboard ministers backed the Authorities circulation nonetheless all other TDs within the three coalition events had a conscience vote.
The Death with Dignity Bill has cleared a hurdle within the Dáil by 81 to 71 votes. It would now proceed to committee stage. @rtenews
— Sandra Hurley (@sandra_hurley) October 7, 2020
When the authorities circulation modified into as soon as defeated, all TDs in Fianna Fáil, Pretty Gael and the Green Birthday celebration has a free vote on the Bill itself.
All twelve Green TDs supported it at that stage, along with four Fianna Fáil deputies and ten Pretty Gael members.
Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare North, James Lawless, modified into as soon as one of of us that supported the Bill after the authorities circulation modified into as soon as defeated.
Sinn Féin, Labour and the Social Democrats all voted for the Bill to proceed.