Belgium set to give minors the right to die / Belgium’s parliament votes through child euthanasia

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Series Details 12.02.14
Publication Date 12/02/2014
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The Belgian Parliament passed a bill on the 13 February 2014 allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions. The country was one of only a handful where euthanasia was legal.

The proposal aroused strong feelings for and against the proposal in Belgium and further afield.

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