New law authorising euthanasia passes through parliament

A new attempt at a law authorising medically-assisted death has passed through parliament today and will now go on to receive (or not) the presidential rubber-stamp. A previous law was vetoed after President Marcelo considered the wording not clear enough and passed it to Constitutional court judges for scrutiny, who agreed with him.  Thus this new attempt to get everything ‘right’. The new bill passed today with 138 votes in favour, 84 against and five abstentions. MPs were given a free vote.