Belgium

Belgium

Belgium's law, which came into effect in 2002, permits euthanasia for those in a medically hopeless situation due to a serious and incurable condition caused by injury or illness, with physical and/or psychological suffering which is constant and unbearable, and cannot be mitigated. Assisted suicide is treated the same as euthanasia when reported, despite its position in law being unclear.

Belgium saw a staggering five-fold increase between the first full year (235 in 2003) and 1432 in 2012. Belgium is increasingly known not just for the vast annual rises in deaths, but also for the increasing proportion of deaths not prompted by terminal illness, including the notable 2013 cases of deafblind, transgender and blind 'patients' being euthanised. Efforts are ongoing to extend the law regarding minors and dementia. Recent studies suggest that almost half of cases go unreported in Flanders, with 32% of 'assisted deaths' without explicit request. Many nurses participate "beyond the legal margins of their profession", in half of cases without consent.

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Euthanasia - Cure for Depression?

Euthanasia - Cure for Depression?

As a physically healthy 24-year old female faces a battle with depression, Belgian doctors have decided to help her give in to defeat. By granting her her death wish, physicians have confirmed to her - and other depressed people in her situation - that her life is not worth living in the eyes of society.

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First complaint against Belgian euthanasia doctor

First complaint against Belgian euthanasia doctor

Dr Tom Mortier's mother was killed by Belgium's leading euthanasia doctor in 2012. Now he, and Dr Georges Casteur, have lodged an official complaint against this doctor with Belgian medical authorities.

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Children are no longer safe in Belgium

Children are no longer safe in Belgium

Even if one child might be exceptionally mature, the vast majority cannot be - that is the definition of 'child'. Children are not legally allowed to drink alcohol - with very good reason for their bodies can process it as a fully mature adult's can. Children are not allowed to drive, to marry, even to vote for the crazy Belgian politicians who think, so chillingly, that 'care' for sick children should mean killing them. This is how corrupt the moral landscape in Belgium has become.

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