Spain’s Parliament Approves Bill to Legalize Euthanasia

Lawmakers in the Spanish parliament approved a bill on Friday morning that would allow people to lawfully end their lives in case they suffer from serious or incurable diseases. The decision came after massive protests that have been taking place in different cities across the country, supporting the legalization of euthanasia.

Lawmakers in the Spanish parliament approved a bill on Friday morning that would allow people to lawfully end their lives in case they suffer from serious or incurable diseases. The decision came after massive protests that have been taking place in different cities across the country, supporting the legalization of euthanasia.

The bill, which is awaiting Senate approval, passed with 198 votes in favor and 138 against, in the face of staunch opposition from the conservative Partido Popular party, its supporters and several religious groups.

“The euthanasia law is a defeat for civilization and a victory for the culture of death, for those who believe that some lives are more worthy than others,” far-right Vox leader Santiago Abascal said in a video on his Twitter account.

While the practice of euthanasia is illegal in most nations, it has received favorable consideration in the European Union. If passed by the Senate, Spain would become the fourth European country after Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium to allow people to legally end their lives because of medical conditions.


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