Luxembourg parliament passes euthanasia bill Katerina Ossenova at 3:41 PM ET
[JURIST] The Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies [official website, in French] on Wednesday narrowly passed a bill legalizing euthanasia [PDF text, in French], in a move that could make Luxembourg the third European Union country to allow the controversial practice. Before it can take effect, the bill still has to be approved in a second reading. Provisions in the bill require that euthanasia [JURIST news archive] be strictly regulated but allow that it can be requested in a living will. Doctors must also determine that a person is suffering from a "grave and incurable" condition before it can be considered as an option.
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