Bell backs voluntary euthanasia under strict terms

TOUGH DECISION: Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell stands on the steps of State Parliament this week ahead of what was expected to be a conscience vote today on voluntary euthanasia.

TOUGH DECISION: Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell stands on the steps of State Parliament this week ahead of what was expected to be a conscience vote today on voluntary euthanasia.

MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell had foreshadowed voting to progress the process of legalising voluntary euthanasia in South Australia in State Parliament today.

While believing the proposed legislation was "flawed", he said the Bill would have gone through a parliamentary committee stage for scrutiny and amendments.

Although the conscience vote had now been pushed back, Mr Bell said he would examine the new Bill that will be introduced by his Liberal colleague Duncan McFetridge.

The tweaked Bill is expected to mandate a person must be diagnosed with a terminal illness to be eligible.

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