Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chile votes on euthanasia bill

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Chamber of Deputies
The Chilean media reported that Chile's Chamber of Deputies will vote, today, on a euthanasia bill.

Later in the day the Associated Press reported that the Chamber of Deputies approved the euthanasia bill, sending it to the Senate for the next stage.

The AP press quoted Pro-government lawmaker Leónidas Romero who said the leftist Broad Front and the Communist Party, which promoted the bill, “are suffering from the James Bond syndrome: license to kill.”

Legalizing euthanasia gives physicians, or others, the right in law to lethally inject another person, usually upon request.

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