Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Reuters Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Reuters
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Reuters
Medicine

Portugal becomes fourth country in Europe to pass law to legalise euthanasia

  • President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa – who has yet to make public his position on the issue – could use his veto against the legislation
  • The bill legalises access to assisted suicide for adult patients in a situation of ‘extreme suffering and irreversible damage’

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Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Reuters Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Reuters
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Reuters
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