Madrid, Spain, Jun 28, 2018 / 23:26 pm
Spain's lower house of parliament has agreed to consider a bill that would legalize euthanasia in the country.
Members of the Congress of Deputies voted 208-133 on Tuesday to consider the bill, which was introduced by the Socialist Party (PSOE).
Adriana Lastra, a spokeswoman for PSOE, said the bill was modeled after legislation in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg. If passed, adults with a serious, chronic disability or terminal illness could request assisted suicide funded by the health system.
Before life-ending drugs are administered, patients would be required to receive approval from two doctors and repeat their desire to die 15 days after their first request.