ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 7, 2022 / 16:00 pm
Cardinal Daniel Sturla, the archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay, criticized the passage of a bill to legalize and regulate euthanasia in the country’s lower house.
“A clear setback in the recognition of the dignity of all human life has just won the votes of the majority of representatives. The throwaway culture and the culture of death advance,” Sturla tweeted after the vote in the House of Representatives.
The House passed the bill Oct. 6 by a vote of 57 to 39. Now it must be debated and voted on in the Senate in the coming weeks.
The bill’s text states that the law seeks to “regulate and guarantee the right of persons to go through the process of dying with dignity in the circumstances determined by the person.”