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Montevideo, March 23rd 2023 - 14:24 UTC

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  • Friday, October 7th 2022 - 10:57 UTC

    Uruguay's Lower House passes euthanasia bill

    The extraordinary session had 18 hours of debate before the bill, introduced in 2020, was formally voted on.

    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.

  • Monday, June 27th 2022 - 09:15 UTC

    Most Uruguayans favor legalizing euthanasia

    This year's study yielded results almost identical to the ones from 2020

    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.

  • Thursday, May 5th 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay begins Parliamentary debate to legalize euthanasia

    Some legislators have come out against euthanasia and most of them belong to President Lacalle Pou's party

    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.