Pills. Credit: David K via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Pills. Credit: David K via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Days before Canada’s assisted suicide bill was originally supposed to take effect, lawmakers’ stark disagreements on religious freedom protections and the inclusion of minors could stall the legislation.

The bill, which the nation’s bishops describe as “an affront to human dignity, an erosion of human solidarity and a danger to all vulnerable persons,” passed the final reading in the House of Commons this week and was sent to the Senate for final approval.

Members of the House voted 186-137 on Tuesday to pass Bill C-14 on to the Senate in hopes that the legislation could meet its June 6 deadline.

However, delays are expected as many Senators have voiced concerns about the bill and hope to make amendments, which would send the bill back to the House for further approval.

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