Euthanasia For Terminally Ill Children Proposed In Belgium

Euthanasia For Terminally Ill Children Proposed In Belgium.

Further to my blog of a few days ago, Belgium is once again in the news as it is close to introducing legislation to grant euthanasia for terminally ill children, thus breaking what has been almost a universal tattoo.

It is expected that the law will pass a full Parliament vote and if so, it would make Belgium the first country in the world to remove the age limit for euthanasia procedure.

The Netherlands, a next-door neighbour, already allows euthanasia for children as young as 12 years, although these cases have rarely been recorded.

The new proposal in Belgium would remove any age limitation.

The law would also allow a psychologist to determine whether a child is able to choose to die.

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