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Uruguayan Senate pressured to debate euthanasia

by | Jun 25, 2024

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Prensa Latina reported on June 21 that the euthanasia lobby is pressuring the Uruguay Senate to debate euthanasia.

The euthanasia lobby has complained that the National Party has prevented debate on a draft bill in the Senate.

According to the report

The shelving of a bill on euthanasia in the Uruguayan Senate has raised complaints from organizations that defend the right to assisted death.

This was a reaction to the delayed debate of a proposed law that the ruling National Party’s bench decided to postpone.

The legislative project is being studied by the Senate Commission, which has not met for two months.

The Uruguayan government needs to consider how legalizing euthanasia has negatively affected the rights of people with disabilities, the homeless and people living in poverty in Canada.

Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Euthanasia