Euthanasia Bill Struck Down in Tasmania

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(The Christian Institute) — The Australian state of Tasmania has rejected a bill to legalize euthanasia.

The legislation was defeated by 16 votes to 8 in the lower house of the Tasmanian Parliament.

It marks the third time in ten years that a euthanasia bill has been defeated in the state.

The legislation would have allowed an adult deemed to have a “serious incurable and irreversible medical condition” access to lethal drugs to end their own life, or allow a doctor to administer the drugs.

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