The Constitutional Court rejected the appeal of the People’s Party against the euthanasia law. The plenary session, as it did a few months ago with the appeal of the far-right party Vox, approved the rule for the second time, denying that it violates the right to life.
Alberto Núñez Feijoo’s party questioned the aspects that Vox also discussed in its appeal and added some of its own, for example, in the regulation of conscientious objection. The magistrates, counting two votes, answer: “Extending religious objection to the institutional environment, as the applicants intend, would not only lack a constitutional basis, but would endanger the effectiveness of health care itself.”
This ruling recalls, as already explained, when it rejected the appeal of the party of Santiago Abascal, that euthanasia is a “constitutional right of legal configuration” linked to the right to moral and physical integrity. The decision of the Constitutional Court was carried out by the majority of the plenary session, with two members of the conservative sector: Concepcion Espegel and Enrique Arnaldo voting against.
For the second time in a year, and this time in response to the Popular Party, the Constitutional Court has clarified that euthanasia, as regulated in Spain, is not incompatible with the right to life. “It does not oblige the owner to remain alive,” say the magistrates. And euthanasia should not be militarized for “those who are terminally ill.”
Source: El Diario