Colombian Constitutional Court decriminalizes physician-assisted suicide

Colombian Constitutional Court decriminalizes physician-assisted suicide

Photo: ROBERTO ESCOBAR/DPA/PICTURE ALLIANCE/Deutsche Welle The Constitutional Court of Colombia decriminalized on Wednesday (05.11.2022) medically assisted suicide, in which, unlike euthanasia, it is the patient who executes the action to end his life. With six votes in favor and three against, the court decided to legalize the procedure after studying a lawsuit filed by the … Read more

They apply euthanasia to the Colombian Martha Sepúlveda

They apply euthanasia to the Colombian Martha Sepúlveda

The 51-year-old woman, who suffered from a disease that affected her mobility and quality of life, died after controversy over earlier cancellation of the procedure. Bogota – Martha Sepúlveda, a Colombian woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), got euthanasia applied to her this Saturday , after her euthanasia was canceled in September a few hours after it was to be performed. “I’ll … Read more