"Timely and adequate treatment of suffering resulting from a serious and/or life-threatening illness must be guaranteed in a country that wants to put death on demand as a possibility," the APCP said in a statement.

Without this guarantee, the association considers that the choice of patients is restricted, who may be led to "taking a limiting, irreversible and inappropriate option that could be different, as long as adequate care is assured for those who want to continue to live with quality and the support of qualified professionals”.