Spain’s Euthanasia Debate Rekindled Before Election with Husband’s Arrest

April 9, 2019

(Reuters) – The arrest of a 69-year-old Spaniard on homicide charges after he helped his terminally ill wife end her life has reignited a divisive debate on euthanasia, raising its profile as a campaign issue three weeks before a national election. The economy has tended to dominate previous Spanish elections but social topics have taken precedence in the run-up to the ballot on April 28, with women’s rights and national identity also high on politicians’ agendas.

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