New Zealanders will likely be asked to decide whether euthanasia should be legal in a referendum at the 2020 election after a tight vote in Parliament.
David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill was amended on Wednesday night to include a binding referendum on whether it should come into force, by a knife-edge vote of 63 to 57.
The referendum is not certain as the bill still has to make it through a third reading vote next month.
But the referendum gives it a much higher chance of passing as it keeps NZ First on board with the legislation.
Finally, they have made the correct decision. Just hope the god botherers don’t scupper this in the final reading