Euthanasia without terminal illness in Colombia expands debate on assisted death

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A 60-year-old man became, on the 7th, the first person without a terminal illness to die of euthanasia in Colombia. Victor Escobar Prado had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was dependent on oxygen and had sequelae aggravated by two strokes and a traffic accident.

The following day, another euthanasia was carried out in the country, when Martha Sepúlveda, 51, underwent the procedure after a long legal battle. The Colombian woman was also not terminally ill, but was suffering from the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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In this episode of E Tem Mais, Carol Nogueira presents an overview of the possible consequences of the two cases of euthanasia carried out with the authorization of the Justice in Colombia. To describe the legal, social and scientific implications of assisted death, the lawyers Henderson Fürst, president of the Bioethics Commission of the Federal Council of the OAB (Brazilian Bar Association), and Danielle Barata, a specialist in medical law, participate in this episode.

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