Belgium Considering Euthanasia Law For Kids Staff
Posted: Nov 04, 2013 9:19 AM
The government in Belgium is considering new legislation that would allow for children under the age of 18 and adults with early dementia to request euthanasia. Euthanasia is already legal in Belgium for people over the age of 18 but no other country has ever extended the law to children. Advocates believe that euthanasia for children, with parental consent, gives families an option in a desperately painful situation. Opponents are skeptical that children are not equipped to make the decision to end their own lives.

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