The Washington Post

Portugal’s president vetoes 2nd version of euthanasia bill:


Portugal’s president refused for the second time to sign a parliament-approved bill allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, effectivel­y shelving the legislatio­n until a new parliament and government are chosen next year. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a staunch Catholic, said further clarificat­ion is needed in “what appear to be contradict­ions” about the causes that justify resorting to death with medical assistance.

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