Belgium: Senate Panel Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 27, 2013 10:43 AM
A Belgian Senate committee voted today to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The Belgian Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. The bill still has legislative votes to clear before it becomes law and it now heads to the Senate , where it will be debated in a plenary meeting by all senators. There is still a chance to stop the bill in that chamber but, if approved, it goes to the House of Representatives.