The lower house of the Parliament of the Australian state of Victoria approved a bill on euthanasia
SYDNEY, October 20. /TASS/. The lower house of the Parliament of the Australian state of Victoria has approved Friday a bill to legalize voluntary euthanasia — medical assistance in the voluntary withdrawal from the life of people suffering from incurable diseases and experiencing unbearable suffering.
As reported by the newspaper The Age, in support of the bill voted by 47 MPs, vs — 37. In November, the bill will go before the upper house of the state Parliament and, if approved, will become law, which will come into force in 2019.
Victoria could become the first Australian state where legalized euthanasia. Under the bill, physicians can help to escape from the life of terminally ill people over the age of 18, live which is less than one year.