CNA Staff, Mar 16, 2021 / 14:00 pm
Portugal’s Catholic bishops on Monday welcomed President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s decision to veto a bill legalizing euthanasia.
The president issued the veto on March 15 after Portugal’s Constitutional Court ruled that the bill was unconstitutional.
“Any legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide is always contrary to the affirmation of the dignity of the human person and to the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic,” said the bishops’ spokesman Fr. Manuel Barbosa.
On Jan. 29, MPs cast 136 votes in favor of the bill to 78 against, with four abstentions.