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Children enter the euthanasia debate

Published on February 21, 2013
 Children are already euthanised
De Morgen

"We all know that euthanasia is already practiced on children. Yes, active euthanasia," says the head of the intensive care unit of Fabiola Hospital in Brussels. He made his comments to the Senate’s Judicial and Social Affairs Committee at a February 21 hearing.

Euthanasia on children is forbidden in the kingdom, but the Belgian daily notes "a growing political consensus in favour of the extension of euthanasia".

The euthanasia law dates from 2002 and applies only to adults who are "in unbearable physical or psychological pain" or for whom "there is no hope".

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Reprinted with permission of Presseurop.