18 Mar, 2010 @ 18:44
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Landmark euthanasia bill in Andalucia

ANDALUCIA has passed a landmark ruling allowing euthanasia.

The historical legislation – the first to be approved in Spain – obtained cross party support in Sevilla.

Called the Law Guaranteeing the Right to a Dignified Death, it allows the patient to refuse treatment which will artificially prolong his or her life.

Public and private doctors and even those in religious clinics will no longer be required to provide life-extending treatment.

Despite supporting the overall bill, the Partido Popular voted against three articles.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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