A new law proposed to legislate euthanasia in Chile has been very controversial. Two main reasons: 1.) it was proposed by two deputes from the government coalition (left wing) without overall support of it, and 2.) the debate concerning “the right to live.”
About the political scenario Victor Hugo (ES) posts that even in developed countries this is controversial, and “maybe there are no agreements, no solutions, but what we are seeing in Chile, is that they are eliminating a debate because this could produce political or governance problems.”
The left wing doesn’t want to accept proposals that aren’t include in the government programme. A lot of controversy have been stirred before the project got into congress.
Esteban Valenzuela (ES), writes in his blog many of the reasons why this issue is controversial as “it doesn’t correspond submitted censure to the Leal Table (Leal is a parliament in charge of the discussion table) because he made her duty on a project that is constitutional” referring to some politician asking to censure the legal state to process the project.
Three social perspectives of why this is controversial in Chile can be found in C.A.V.G (ES)
He posts that doctors have to support life, the catholic church believes that god is the owner of the human life, and we only administrate it, and social issues just don’t have laws in this issues. He also writes that this was a family dinner conversation on Sunday.
We only have to wait to see if the politician will use the legal process to discuss this law, or if he will first be censured.