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A citizen proposal to legalize active euthanasia received the 50,000 signatures needed to be debated in Parliament

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The citizen proposal has been organized by the association “Right to Die,”, which advocates for the freedom to die when you want. According to them, it is strange that you need to go to Switzerland to get this right. 

  1. The government parties (social democrats, liberals, moderates) are undecided, as they support the citizen’s right to their own body and life, but they find the idea of taking your own life difficult to accept. Liberal Alliance decided to allow their members of Parliament to vote on what they believe to be right. 
  2. Konservative (Conservatives) and DD (far-right) are against legalizing active euthanasia. Alternativet (Greens) is for legalization. 
  3. The Ethics Council will also take a stance on the issue after the summer holidays. Last time they talked about it (2012) they decided to vote against legalization. Usually, the government parties listen to what the Ethics Council says. 
  4. The Danish Medical Association is against the idea, as it can have difficult-to-control repercussions in society. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matachehttp://www.narcis.dk
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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