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Voting results from the PACE resolution 1859 on human rights, human dignity and euthanasia

Yesterday the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe adopted a recommendation and a resolution regarding human dignity and euthanasia:

”Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be prohibited.”

Here you find the adopted resolution, the adopted, the adopted recommendation, the discussion and the voting results:

VOTE 1
Oral amendment on replacing the term “Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, should always be prohibited” with “Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be prohibited”

Pro Life Position: In favour

In favour 34
Against 20
Abstention 2

The amendment was agreed to.

 

VOTE 2

Oral amendment suggesting omissing this phrase:
Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, should always be prohibited. This resolution thus limits itself to the question of advance directives, living wills and continuing powers of attorney.”

Pro Life Position: Against

In favour 24
Against 30
Abstention 0

The amendment was rejected.

 

VOTE 3

Amendment on including the following phrase:

“This resolution is not intended to deal with the issues of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be prohibited. This resolution thus limits itself to the question of advance directives, living wills and continuing powers of attorney.”

Pro Life Position: In favour

In favour 38
Against 14
Abstention 5

The amendment was adopted.

 

VOTE 4

That after paragraph 6.6, add the following paragraph:

“surrogate decisions that rely on general value judgements present in society should not be admissible and, in case of doubt, the decision must always be pro life and the prolongation of life.”.

Pro Life Position: In favour

In favour 29
Against 25
Abstention 1

The amendment was adopted.

 

VOTE 5

The draft resolution in Document 12804, as amended.

Pro Life Position: In favour

In favour 34
Against 16
Abstention 6

The resolution 1859 was adopted.

 

VOTE 6

The draft recommendation contained in Document 12804. A two thirds majority was required.

Pro Life Position: In favour

In favour 41
Against 9
Abstention 4

The draft recommendation in Document 12804 was adopted.

 

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