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Voluntary euthanasia laws could soon be back up for debate in the South Australian Parliament.

Independent MP Bob Such intends to introduce a private member’s bill that would allow someone with chronic pain the right to end their life.

Mr Such says he is confident the majority of South Australians would welcome the law but says for many MPs, religion clouds their views.

“I’ve heard some MPs saying, look I’m a – I’ll use an example of one person who said ‘I’m a Catholic MP’. I said, no you’re not – you’re an MP who’s a Catholic – there’s a big difference,” he said.

“We’re not in there to be representatives of our particular faiths, as worthy as that may be.”

The move by Mr Such coincides with a study trip by former Labor minister Steph Key to the Netherlands where she will review voluntary euthanasia laws.

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