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Portugal: Constitutional Court rejects euthanasia bill again

30 January 2023 The Bussels Times reports that Portugal’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected, for the second time, a law allowing euthanasia, pointing to an “intolerable vagueness” in its wording and sending the text back to parliament.

The Court concluded that the text was not in line with the Basic Law because it failed to clearly define the “suffering of great intensity” that could lead to “medically assisted death,” its judges announced in a statement read out to the press.

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