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Ecuador; woman seeks decriminalization.

Ecuadorian Paola Roldán is filing a lawsuit to have article 144 of the Comprehensive Penal Code declared unconstitutional. The 42-year-old suffers from ALS and is seeking decriminalization for the act of helping someone to die. According to her lawyers, “Paola needs legal authorization to have a mercy killing, because if someone assists her in the death, he could face a sentence of up to 13 years.”

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