The Oireachtas Committee on Justice has invited submissions on the “Dying with Dignity Bill 2020”, presented by Deputy Gino Kenny. The deadline was midday today. The Bill aims at allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide when a person has an illness from which they are ‘likely to die’. A majority of TDs have already voted to move the Bill to Committee stage and there is every indication they want to go much further than this.
The Iona Institute has made a submission that focuses particularly on what has happened in other countries after they introduced assisted suicide and euthanasia. As you will see, numbers being euthanised generally increase rapidly and the grounds for assisted suicide expand.
A copy of our submission can be found here.