Malta rejects euthanasia and proposes living wills.

Posted July 19, 2016 1:04 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Malta rejects euthanasia and proposes living wills.

Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionLast week, the Maltese government rejected euthanasia and decided to codify “living wills.” The Malta Independent news published a statement from government Chairperson, Professor Arnold Cassola.”A ‘biological will’ would allow a person, when still in full possession of one’s intellectual faculties, to declare what kind of treatment to accept and whether to prolong or not in an artificial way – through the use of machines or other artificial systems – a life that would otherwise have naturally come to an end. The standards of palliative care should also be looked into to guarantee dignified end-of-life

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