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Friday, 19 November 2010

The Spanish Parliament is moving closer to allowing the right to Die with Dignity

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Spain's vice president and interior minister has announced that in March 2011 the Government will approve a law of Palliative Care and Death With Dignity Act to ensure the rights of terminal patients. He made clear that this would not be a law for euthanasia but is saying that where death is inevitable today's medicine has mechanisms to allow death to occur with dignity, that is, without suffering and pain for patients and their families, and that the Law of Palliative Care and Death with Dignity is of great importance because it would allow any citizen have the right to die with dignity.

I believe this would be a step in the right direction and hope that all members of the Parliament will support and approve the law.

Read more: El Gobierno aprobará una ley sobre muerte digna en casos terminales.

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