Belgian lawmakers clash on extending euthanasia law to children

By Terri Rupar, February 13, 2014

Lawmakers in Belgium’s house argued Thursday over a measure — expected to pass — that would extend the right to die to children, the Associated Press reports. Belgium is one of the few countries were assisted suicide is legal; if the law is extended, it will apply to only some teenagers who are in pain and near death, who show a “capacity for discernment” to a psychiatrist and psychologist, and who have parental consent.

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