In Spain, both termination of life on request and assisted suicide are prohibited by Spanish criminal law. In 2020, the Bill for the Regulation of Euthanasia (LORE) has resumed its parliamentary process.
Assisted suicide is prohibited by article 143 of the Spanish Penal Code.
Bill for the Regulation of Euthanasia
The bill is about to allow people suffering from a serious, incurable condition to request and receive assistance to end their lives. The request must be made on four occasions and be backed by medical reports, and healthcare workers will retain their right to conscientious objection. After the procedure is approved by an evaluating committee, the patient must give final consent again. Supporters said these provisions guarantee that euthanasia will be an option but never an imposition as its detractors have claimed.
WFRtDS and DMD-Spain would like to invite you to the Spanish webinar “The legislative situation regarding euthanasia in Colombia, Spain and Portugal” Date: Thursday, March 11thTime:
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