Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoes euthanasia bill again

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed for the second time a law allowing terminally ill people to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives, effectively postponing the legislation until a new parliament is elected. The veto, announced late on Monday, cited language used in the bill to describe terminal conditions that… Read More Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoes euthanasia bill again

Portugal’s top court rejects euthanasia legalisation bill

Portugal’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected as unconstitutional a bill approved by parliament earlier this year to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives. The decision came after the country’s recently re-elected President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a conservative, asked the court to evaluate the legislation on the… Read More Portugal’s top court rejects euthanasia legalisation bill

Portugal’s parliament approves legalisation of euthanasia

Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, with the country set to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life. People aged over 18 will be allowed to request assistance in dying if they are terminally ill and suffering from “lasting”… Read More Portugal’s parliament approves legalisation of euthanasia