Gino Kenny TD calls for government parties free vote on the bill
The Dignity in Dying Bill is to be debated in the Dáil next week having been selected from the lottery at the Dáil Business Committee today.
The bill’s sponsor, People Before Profit TD for Dublin Mid-West, Gino Kenny, is calling on the government parties, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens to be given a free vote on the bill. The TD will make the call today at Promised Legislation in the Dáil.
He said: “I am very pleased that the Dignity in Dying Bill was pulled out of the lottery today and that it will be debated next week in the Dáil. This bill is a very important piece of legislation that is necessary to give to a person the legal and medical right of the authorisation of assisted dying where that person is suffering from a terminal illness. It is to provide choice for people who have been given a terminal diagnosis- a choice to end their life in a dignified way and on their terms. It’s now imperative that the bill progresses to committee stage if voted for by a majority of TDs.
“I will be calling on the government today to allow for a free vote of their TDs on the bill when it is debated next week.”