Colombian Constitutional Court decriminalizes medically assisted suicide

The high court decided to legalize the procedure after studying a lawsuit filed by the Laboratory of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (DescLAB).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On May 11, Colombia's Constitutional Court decriminalized medically assisted suicide, in which, unlike euthanasia, it is the patient who executes the action to end their life.

With six votes in favor and three against, the court decided to legalize this procedure after considering a lawsuit filed . . .

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