Euthanasia measure rejected by Finland

An attempt to legalise euthanasia has been resoundingly defeated in Finland.

The Finnish parliament voted 128-60 against an initiative on the issue earlier this month.

But lawmakers have agreed to carry out a comprehensive investigation into end-of-life care.


The measure would have allowed for euthanasia for people suffering from an “incurable fatal disease”, with death “likely to occur in the near future”.

Last week in Guernsey, assisted suicide was also rejected by politicians.

Deputies on the island voted against looking into legalising the practice, after a passionate three-day debate.

However, a bid to investigate “measures necessary to improve quality of life and health outcomes for all islanders towards the end of their lives” was passed by 37-1.

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