Top

Euthanasia case doubles in last five years in Belgium

By

Published on 6 Feb 2016 8:00 AM GMT

Euthanasia case doubles in last five years in Belgium
X
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print

Brussels: In a shocking revelation it has come to light that Euthanasia cases have doubled in the western European nation Belgium, in the last five years.

More than 2,000 people have used this right to end their life in past one year. The country’s euthanasia law cover children as well as adults which allows people to be killed without giving their consent.

  • More than 2,000 people have used country’s right to die law in the past 12 months.
  • The country’s euthanasia laws cover children as well as adults.
  • Controversial laws allow people to be killed without giving own consent.

‘I am shocked by these figures in Belgium. They show a poorly compliant ethical regime which ought to be examined”, said former government adviser on terrorism and anti-euthanasia campaigner Lord Carlile.

Euthanasia law was introduced in Belgium in 2003 and 2,021 people have used this right to end their life so far.

In Belgium and Netherland Euthanasia is defined as termination of life by a doctor at consent of patient

Next Story