A Colombian judge has recognized the right to euthanasia for 51-year-old Martha Sebulveda, who was the first terminal patient to seek intervention. The decision of Medellin Civil Judge 20 takes place after the decision of a prepaid pharmaceutical company, which refused to do so on the assumption that the patient would have a “life expectancy of more than six months”.
The court ruling is in favor செபுல்வேதா – Suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – Ordered the Colombian Pain Institute (Incotol) to administer the procedure.
Weeks ago, the woman told her story and gave an interview to Notice Caracol, in which she announced that she would be euthanized on October 10th.To do. Also, a few days later, the health care provider canceled the procedure.
According to Sebulveda’s family, the health care provider maintained in a television interview that the woman was in very good health and issued a statement in which Zebulveda said she would cancel the procedure because it would “have a life expectancy of more than six months”. D.Following the announcement, the woman filed a defense (judicial procedure) to reclaim this right, which was approved this Wednesday.
In Colombia, the 1997 euthanasia was declared innocent. In 2015 alone, the country streamlined the practice in 2015, followed by 157 procedures. Last July, the judge expanded the scope for those without final illnesses. Following that decision, on August 6, approval was obtained at the request of Zebul Veda.. Now, Madeleine’s civil judge confirms it.
Colombia is the only Latin American country to guarantee this right. Mexico has the law of “good dying”, which authorizes the request that the patient or his family not prolong life by artificial means, while the Uruguayan parliament debates a bill on euthanasia. In Argentina, there is a “dignified death” law, which already exists in Congress Map for the euthanasia debate.