Portugal has become the seventh country in the world where terminally ill people can go to a doctor to end their lives. On Friday, January 29, the country’s parliament legalized euthanasia, writes Reuters.
According to the law, euthanasia is allowed for mentally healthy patients over the age of 18 suffering from an incurable illness or from “prolonged and unbearable” pain.
The euthanasia process will only be available to Portuguese so that people cannot travel to Portugal for medical help to pass away.
The bill has yet to be signed by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza.