Netherlands approves euthanasia for under 12s

Christian Staff | christian.org.uk

The Dutch government has announced it will go ahead with plans to decriminalise euthanasia for children under the age of twelve.

The scheme will allow doctors to euthanise children deemed to be in “unbearable and hopeless suffering”.

Euthanasia was legalised in the Netherlands in 2002 and the law currently permits euthanasia for children over twelve with parental consent.

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