“I am happy”: Peruvian woman wins historic legal battle over assisted death

Euthanasia is disallowed in many countries and many in Peru strongly oppose the practice.. In Latin America, Colombia allows the procedure under certain conditions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ana Estrada, who is confined to her bed, says she feels “happy and content” about a historic decision by Peruvian officials to allow her an assisted death, a remarkable ruling in this mostly Roman Catholic country where euthanasia is illegal. The Andean country’s government decided not to appeal a court ruling that recognizes her right to die.

“It is an individual case, but I hope it serves as a precedent,” Estrada, 44, told Reuters, after the ministries of justice and health decided late on Tuesday to respect a judge’s ruling that she has the . . .

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