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For the first time euthanasia with a minor in Belgium

For the first time euthanasia with a minor in Belgium

For the first time has a minor in Belgium euthanasia. The child was terminally ill. It is not known how old the child was when it died and whether it is a boy or girl.

Belgium is the only country in the world where euthanasia is permitted by law to minors.

Professor Wim Distelmans, chairman of the Federal Evaluation and control committee Euthanasia, confirms in the newspaper het Nieuwsblad that the executive doctor of the euthanasia, this week has logged in. It is a Dutch language file, which indicates that the euthanasia in Flanders is carried out.

Euthanasia on a minor, is in Belgium since the beginning of 2014 may, in exceptional and desperate cases. “Fortunately, there are very few children who are eligible, but that does not mean that their right to a dignified death should deny,” says Distelmans.

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