“Thank you very much to all of you who have supported this cause in some way, which is not only mine, but that of any human being. I hope you can have that outlet if you need it. The words of Luis de Marcos, a multiple sclerosis patient who started a public campaign for the right to euthanasia in 2017, resounded this Thursday in the Congress of Deputies. The socialist and former Minister of Health, María Luisa Carcedo, pronounced them to culminate her intervention in defense of the law, which makes Spain one of the few countries in the world that allows people to help die with dignity. Luis asked for it until the end of his days, and among his last wishes he wanted to leave that farewell that, due to his deterioration, he could no longer write. It was Asun Gómez, his partner, who became his handwriting: “Today for us is the day of victory. He would say ‘chiqui, what did I tell you? We got it,” he says a few hours after approval. . And it is that that exit, that door of which he spoke and with which he dreamed so much, today is already open.
Definitive green light: the euthanasia law is already a reality in Spain after passing its last process in Congress