Euthanasia debate live chat recap: ACT leader David Seymour

ACT leader David Seymour says the difference between his assisted dying bill and others is that it's about personal choice.
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ACT leader David Seymour says the difference between his assisted dying bill and others is that it's about personal choice.

As part of Stuff's series on assisted death, we spoke with ACT leader David Seymour about his End-of-Life-Choice bill. 

ACT leader David Seymour in October entered a bill which would legalise assisted death in New Zealand.

Parliament has previously voted down members' bills seeking to legalise euthanasia, including that of former New Zealand First MP Peter Brown, who watched his wife die of cancer and drafted a Death with Dignity Bill in 2003. A previous bill in 1995, championed by then-National MP for Hawkes Bay Michael Laws, failed.

A bill intended to legalise voluntary euthanasia was entered in the ballot by Seymour in October but as to when it will be debated depends on the luck of the draw.

Read the live chat recap below. 

You can make an online public submission to the Health Select Committee at parliament.nz

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