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Colombia allows drug-assisted suicide for the sick

2022-05-12T19:48:51.530Z

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has authorized drug-assisted suicide for the sick, under the supervision of a doctor, a first in...



The Constitutional Court of Colombia has authorized drug-assisted suicide for patients, under the supervision of a doctor, a first in Latin America, according to a judgment transmitted Thursday, May 12 to AFP.

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The doctor who helps a person in the throes of intense suffering or serious illness and who freely decides to dispose of his own life, acts within the constitutional framework

", ruled the Court.

Euthanasia has already been legal in Colombia since 1997.

Source: lefigaro

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