The euthanasia law, which has caused controversy in the country for more than 20 years, was accepted in the parliament with 198 votes against 138 and was sent to the senate.
The law is envisaged to be approved in the senate and then again in the parliament and come into force in the spring of 2021.
According to the law that sets the conditions for euthanasia to be Spanish citizens and over 18 years of age, those who suffer from incurable physical or mental pain, who suffer from desperate diseases will be able to request this of their own accord.
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Spain will thus become the 6th country in the world where euthanasia is legal, after Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada and Australia.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who posted a message on the subject on his twitter account, said, “It is a great social gain for the country. We are moving forward in freedom, civil rights and dignity.” used expressions.
The main opposition right-wing People’s Party and the far-right Vox Party are reacting to the law.