Should Euthanasia Be Extended to Minors?

World

In Belgium, voluntary euthanasia for adults has been allowed since 2002. Now, Belgium is now on the cusp of becoming the first country ever to remove an age limit for the procedure.

Currently, under Belgian law, patients have to be at least 18 years old to request assistance from a doctor to die. On Wednesday, a controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee.

The vote is one stage in a legislative process and the bill must clear other hurdles before it becomes law. In the meantime, the country is caught up in an ethical debate around this painful dilemma.

View original post

Advertisements

About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.