New Mexico legalised euthanasia
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (Democratic Party) signed an act introducing euthanasia in the state of New Mexico. From the 18th of June, terminally ill patients "with six months or less to live" will be able to legally apply for poison to be administrated.
The officially approved procedure stipulates that the diagnosis of impending death within a maximum of six months must be confirmed by two doctors, the applicant must be able to make an informed decision and undergo a “confirmation test.”
There will be a 48-hour interval between the issuance of the decision and the ingestion of the poison to provide time for a change of decision. The person undergoing euthanasia will have to take the poison on their own.
LifeSiteNews points out, however, that every time euthanasia is legalised, the number of people officially ending their lives increases. The legal status of euthanasia is changing. In Canada, the previous requirements were abolished and the possibility of euthanasia was extended to the mentally ill within the last five years.
By the end of 2019, more than thirteen thousand people were killed by law in Canada. Assisted suicide and euthanasia were legalised in Canada in June 2016.
In the Netherlands, euthanasia practices have been extended so that people struggling with mental illnesses, loneliness and alcoholism can officially end their lives. In 2012, new regulations even made it possible to kill disabled children in some cases.