Uruguay's Lower House Thursday passed a bill legalizing euthanasia with 57 votes out of 96. The project now goes to the Senate for further Parliamentarian treatment.
The Health Committee of Uruguay's Lower House has passed a bill approving euthanasia. The body is now to debate the issue in a plenary session, probably next month, it was reported in Montevideo.
Uruguay's Health Minister Daniel Salinas Wednesday explained the monkeypox outbreak in his country was stable after 50 suspected cases have been ruled out.
A survey released this weekend has shown that 55% of Uruguayans are in favor of legalizing euthanasia, while 25% opposed it and the rest still has to make up their minds on the controversial issue.
The case of Federico Carboni, originally known as Mario, has made the headlines this week in Italy as he became the first patient to die through medically-assisted suicide, it was announced.
Colombia's Constitutional Court Wednesday ruled by 6 votes to 3 to decriminalize medically assisted suicide. Euthanasia in Colombia is already legal, but in this case, it is the patient and not the doctor who executes the action to end his or her life.
Uruguayan lawmakers have begun this week the debate to legalize euthanasia, despite opposition from the National Party of President Luis Lacalle Pou and the Catholic Church. The Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide bill was first introduced in 2020, but no further action was taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Víctor Escobar's right under Colombian law to die with dignity has been put on hold Friday because he is not a terminal patient, it was reported.
Colombian health authorities had second thoughts Saturday about administering a euthanasia procedure to a 51-year-old woman suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and ordered its cancellation because the required criteria had not been met.
Brazilian Senator Otto Alencar spoke of cases of “disguised euthanasia” in the medical insurance company Prevent Senior, which is also suspected of having prescribed hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 patients.