Chilean Congress took a new step in decriminalization of euthanasia

The bill was passed in the Chamber of Deputies and forwarded to the Senate, which still has to give the green light. If this is the case, the Andean country will become the 8th in the world to consider it.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, Chile took a historic step towards the decriminalization of euthanasia, after the Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that guarantees this right. The bill was sent to the Senate and, if it gets the green light, it would make the Andean country the 8th in the world to contemplate this possibility.

The initiative was presented by opposition legislators, and seeks to allow people with terminal and incurable diseases, very painful pathologies or diseases that cause psychological suffering to have access to the termination of their life if they so wish.

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