For some, the decision to die is more complicated than a wish to reduce pain.
My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.
The draft law goes to the Senate, where it is likely to pass. The country would join a handful of others allowing terminally ill patients to obtain aid to end their lives.
Proponents of legalizing cannabis voiced anger at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who revealed only after the referendum that she supported it.
Hugo de Jonge, the Dutch health minister, said that “incurably ill” children ages 1 to 12 should be able to die with the help of a doctor.
As lawmakers debate right-to-life issues around the world, the Vatican says euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil” acts.