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OCT 31, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Belgium considers new euthanasia law for children

In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children - something that no other country has done. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal under specific circumstances and for children over the age of 12 with parental consent (there is an understanding that infants, too, can be euthanized, and that doctors will not be prosecuted if they act appropriately). In the past year, several cases of Belgians who weren't terminally ill but were euthanized - including a pair of 43-year-old deaf twins who were going blind and a ... Read More

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