Netherlands to allow euthanasia for children below the age of 12

(Photo: Unsplash/AdrienOlichon)The Netherlands is set to pave the way for the legalised euthanasia of very young children. According to the NLTimes Tuesday, the northwestern European nation, which already has some of the most liberal euthanasia policies in the world, is likely to expand its law to permit children ages 1-12 to be euthanized in certain circumstances.... Read more

Dutch euthanasia champion admits legalising assisted suicide is a ‘slippery slope’

(Photo: Unsplash/Rawpixel)British opponents of assisted suicide are right to warn that it will only open the door to the deaths of healthy, vulnerable people, says a Dutch pro-euthanasia campaigner. The Dutch Medical Association Journal quotes Dr Bert Keizer as saying that the legalisation of assisted dying is the start of a "slippery slope" towards the "random... Read more

There is no ‘right to die’, says lawyer of Belgian man contesting healthy mother’s euthanasia

Tom Mortier says his mother should never have been euthanised(Photo: ADFInternational)The final legal arguments have been submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on behalf of a Belgian man contesting the euthanasia of his mother in 2012.  Godelieva de Troyer, 64, suffered depression but was physical healthy when she was euthanized by lethal... Read more