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The Foreigner Norway Progress moves for euthanasia. Progress (FrP) politicians propose allowing very ill people to choose over their own life. The move, last proposed before 2009’s general election, will form part of their political platform the next four-year parliamentary period. “The right to choose over one’s own life also means that one should be ensured the right to a dignified end of life. Therefore, the Progress Party wants to allow euthanasia [but] in certain situations regulated by a strict legal framework,” the proposal reads.

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Norway Progress moves for euthanasia

Published on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013 at 07:48 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th May 2013 at 09:57.

Progress (FrP) politicians propose allowing very ill people to choose over their own life.



The move, last proposed before 2009’s general election, will form part of their political platform the next four-year parliamentary period.

“The right to choose over one’s own life also means that one should be ensured the right to a dignified end of life. Therefore, the Progress Party wants to allow euthanasia [but] in certain situations regulated by a strict legal framework,” the proposal reads.

Members will vote on the matter at next week’s national Party congress.

Christian Democrat (KrF) parliamentary leader Hans Olav Syvertsen accuses Progress of “showing its true liberal side when it comes to values,” Vårt Land reports him as saying.

KrF and FrP could be in the same coalition government should the non-socialists win this year’s general election.

Euthanasia is currently illegal in Norway. Causing, or contributing to another’s death is punishable by a prison sentence of up to eight years.

The Penal Code allows for a shorter term if the person killed has given their consent prior to the act.

Several years ago, a number of Norwegians travelled to Switzerland to be euthanized, where the procedure is legal.

Then Minister of Justice Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf told reporters at a press conference, "We as a country have no interest in being attractive for suicide tourism."



Published on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013 at 07:48 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th May 2013 at 09:57.

This post has the following tags: euthanasianorway, norwaygeneralelection.





  
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