Peru’s Supreme Court approves euthanasia for the first time

Ana Estrada, 45, has suffered from polymyositis, a degenerative and incurable disease, since she was 12 years old.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the first time in the country's history, Peru's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a request for euthanasia. The Peruvian Ombudsman announced Thursday (14) that it was still necessary to approve the action protocol to carry out the procedure, calling the decision "historic."

The request was made by 45-year-old Ana Estrada. She has lived with polymyositis since she was 12 years old. The disease is characterized by progressive inflammation of the muscles. It causes pain, weakness and difficulty in movement. Today, the Peruvian woman spends most of her time on . . .

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