#Euthanasia

.France, Europe
In 2014 Belgium became the first country to authorise children to request euthanasia. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The Netherlands legalised active and direct euthanasia in 2002
  • Belgium lifted restrictions on euthanasia for patients facing constant and untreatable physical pain
  • Switzerland is one of the few countries that allows assisted suicide with patients administering a lethal dose of medication themselves

.Madrid, Spain
Spain's Parliament decriminalised euthanasia on Thursday. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • The Netherlands legalised active and direct euthanasia in 2002
  • In Luxembourg a text legalising euthanasia in certain terminal cases was approved in 2009
  • Italy's Constitutional Court ruled in 2019 it was not always a crime to help someone in "intolerable suffering" commit suicide

.Madrid, Spain
Spain's Parliament on Thursday voted to legalise euthanasia, the practice of assisted suicide. (Photo Credit: Representative/Unsplash)

  • The law will allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering in Spain
  • The law was drafted following public pressure generated after several cases
  • The law was passed with 202 lawmakers in favour, while 141 voted against it

.Leicester, UK
Specialists have said that the woman's survival chances are slim (Photo Credit: Representative/Unsplash)

  • The woman's pancreas had completely stopped function along with one of her lungs being "dead"
  • She also suffers from a rare and severe condition called Addison's disease
  • The woman's family refuses to comply with the court's decision

.Portugal
Portugal's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing medically assisted dying. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The bill was adopted 136 votes to 78 with four abstentions
  • The bill, passed in the parliament, will now be submitted to the Portuguese President
  • If the president okays it, Portugal will become the fourth European country to legalise euthanasia