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Euthanasia Bill with ‘Safeguards’ Introduced to South Australian Parliament

October 21, 2016

(Australian Broadcasting Co) – A push to legalise voluntary euthanasia in South Australia has been delayed, with a new bill today introduced to State Parliament to better address “safeguard” concerns. The new bill was introduced after proposed legislation, co-sponsored by Liberal MP Duncan McFetridge and Labor MP Steph Key and introduced in February, copped criticism for allowing a person who did not have a terminal illness access to euthanasia. Debate on that bill was supposed to start today but there were five MPs unwilling to support it.

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