Prague, June 22 (CTK) - The Czech centre-left cabinet rejected
yesterday a deputies' bill enabling to
perform euthanasia in strictly defined cases, two ministers have written on Twitter. . .
The final decision on it is up to parliament.
Deputy PM Pavel Belobradek (KDU-CSL) and Industry and Trade Minister Jan
Mladek (CSSD) have reported on the government's negative stand on
"The bill, if passed, could result in the killing of people," Mladek wrote. . . .
The government . . . . believes that it is unsuitable for the
Czech Republic to follow the example of the countries where euthanasia
is legal, which the authors of the bill suggest.
"In these countries, cases of clear misuse of euthanasia have been
proved, aimed to vacate hospital beds, as well as cases of family
members pushing for euthanasia for dubious reasons, and also unpunished
cases of the failure to observe the conditions set by law," the
government's preliminary position said.