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Spain may legalise assisted suicide, health minister says

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1697 (Published 17 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1697
  1. Tiago Villanueva
  1. 1Lisbon

    Spain may see the legalisation of assisted suicide in the near future if proposed reforms of the law are carried out, the country’s health minister has said.

    End of life care in Spain is due for a major overhaul, said the minister, Bernat Soria, in an interview in the daily newspaper El País (www.elpais.com, 7 Sep, “Tu cuerpo es tuyo, eso es socialista” (“Your body is yours—that is socialist”). The reforms, which may include the legalisation of assisted suicide, are intended to …

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