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Colombia becomes first Latin American country to legalize assisted suicide for non-terminal patients

Fri May 13, 2022 – 5:16 pm EDT

BOGOTA, (LifeSiteNews) — After legalizing earlier this year, Colombia has taken its anti-life movement one step further by legalizing medically assisted suicide for non-terminal patients.

Colombia’s constitutional court ruled Wednesday that Colombians suffering from “serious or incurable illnesses” that are not “terminal” will now be eligible for medically assisted suicide. While Colombia has allowed for terminal patients since 1997, the new decision allowing those not at imminent risk of death to end their own lives is a first for Latin America.

The court case started with a lawsuit by pro-euthanasia group DescLAB, who argued that disallowing suicide for the incurable violates their “right” to a “dignified death.”

According to Reuters, the ruling was approved by six of nine judges who upheld that all of the other criteria such as “intense physical or mental pain” and

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