Euthanasia declaration fails badly at European Parliament

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – International Chair

European Parliament

European Parliament

Only 95 out of the needed 751 Members of the European Parliament voted in favor of a declaration supporting euthanasia.

The Declaration on the dignity at the end of life had been signed by 95 MEP’s in three months. The declaration, sponsored by Elena Valenciano from Spain, required the support of 751 MEPs.

The Declaration called on the European Commission and the Council of the European Union to identify best practices across the European Union with regard to the provision of end-of-life health services and to facilitate the exchange of those practices between EU countries.

Specifically the declaration stated, “All European citizens, regardless of their nationality, who are in an advanced or terminal phase of an incurable illness, causing unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated, should be able to benefit from medical assistance to end their life with dignity”—euthanasia.

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