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Spain MPs pass law legalising euthanasia, assisted suicide

The vote, which passed by 202 votes in favour and 141 against and two abstentions in the 350-seat chamber, makes Spain the fourth European nation to decriminalise assisted suicide

AFP , Thursday 18 Mar 2021
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Police stand guard by people dressed as death who are protesting against a law to legalise euthanasia, as the Spanish Parliament voted on its approval, in Madrid, Spain, March 18, 2021. REUTERS
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Spain's parliament gave final approval to a law legalising euthanasia Thursday, becoming one of the few nations to allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering.

The vote, which passed by 202 votes in favour and 141 against and two abstentions in the 350-seat chamber, makes Spain the fourth European nation to decriminalise assisted suicide, alongside the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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