HELP ME TO DIE

María José Carrasco, 61, from Madrid, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1989. The disease gradually destroyed her nerve transmissions, vision and hearing. Unable to stand upright, wash or eat on her own, unable to write, type or use a utensil, barely able to swallow or speak, Carrasco was completely dependent on her husband, Angel Hernandez, 69. The couple's case became a symbol in favor of passing a law allowing euthanasia in Spain. After Maria José, faced with unbearable pain had been asking for it for years, Ángel helped his wife die in April 2019 by supplying her with poison. Angel was arrested and spent a night in jail. On June 25, 2021, the new Euthanasia Law came into force in Spain.