Spain to debate legalizing euthanasia.

Posted October 18, 2018 6:02 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Spain to debate legalizing euthanasia.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionSpain LegislatureSpain’s socialist government introduced a bill, last June, to legalize euthanasia. The debate on the bill is scheduled for October 25.The Conservative – Popular Party – strongly opposes the bill and their leader has announced that it will introduce alternative legislation to provide greater support for palliative care.Media reports are suggesting that the bill has support from the majority in the 350 member Spain legislature.Last May, a similar bill was expected to pass in the Portugal legislature but it was defeated after the Communist Party voted against the euthanasia bill.

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