Bogotá, Colombia, Jan 10, 2022 / 14:56 pm
Within the span of 24 hours this weekend, two Colombians became the first people without a terminal illness to be euthanized in the country.
Víctor Escobar was euthanized Jan. 7.
According to a BBC report, “Escobar suffered from obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension, and had suffered two strokes in 2008. He had mobility problems and needed oxygen in his daily life. He also had spinal surgery three times after a car accident in his youth.”
Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, died by euthanasia Jan. 8.