For the second time in less than a year, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has blocked an attempt to make it legal for Portuguese doctors to kill their patients. The latest version of the Bill, approved by members of the National Assembly was judged to be too radical by the Roman Catholic president and returned to them unsigned. De Sousa said, If ‘fatal disease’ was no longer a prerequisite for ‘medically assisted death’, he considered the bill to be out of step with ‘the values of life and self-determination, in the context of Portuguese society’.
Portugal thwarts moves to legalise euthanasiaWritten by David Fletcher 09 Dec 2021
- Praise: God for the rejection of medically assisted death in Portugal. (Ecclesiastes 7:17)
- More: www.christian.org.uk/news/portugals-president-thwarts-moves-to-legalise-euthanasia/