Belgium take first step towards euthanasia for children
Michael Cook | 30 November 2013 |
A bill to legalise euthanasia in Belgium for children and for patients with dementia passed its first legislative hurdle this week.
Belgium’s “Pope of euthanasia”
Michael Cook | 23 November 2013 |
One of the leading figures in the euthanasia debate is Belgian oncologist Wim Distelmans. Because of the language barrier, he is an unfamiliar figure in the English-speaking world. But Canada’s National Post recently profiled him. Here are a few excerpts.
New group launched in Europe to oppose euthanasia
Michael Cook | 16 November 2013 |
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Europe will campaign against extending the practice.
Belgian debate over child euthanasia heats up
Michael Cook | 09 November 2013 |
A heated debate on proposals to legalise euthanasia for minors in Belgium intensified this week.
Belgium’s new death row
Michael Cook | 19 October 2013 |
Ten prisoners in Belgian jails have asked for euthanasia
Belgian euthanased after botched sex-change operation
Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 |
A Belgian has undergone euthanasia because of "unbearable psychological suffering" after a botched sex-change operation.
Euthanased patients a new source of organ donations in Belgium
Xavier Symons | 07 September 2013 |
With a shortage of organ donors in Europe, Belgian doctors have a novel solution: patients with unbearable suffering donate their organs after voluntary euthanasia.
Whose autonomy is respected in Belgium?
Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
Opponents of euthanasia in Belgium are highlighting the state of disability services there
Another double euthanasia in Belgium
Michael Cook | 29 June 2013 |
Another case of a loving couple choosing euthanasia so that they would not be separated has emerged in Belgium.
First-world problems 2: I’m really not into the whole “turbo-euthanasia” thing
MIchael Cook | 27 June 2013 |
Dr Sarah Van Laer, who has euthanased 28 patients since legalisation in 2002, complains bitterly to the Belgian newspaper De Standaard about the burdens of her work.
First-world problems 1: Belgian euthanasia doctors underpaid
MIchael Cook | 27 June 2013 |
How much should Belgian euthanasia doctors be paid?
Belgian Nobel laureate dies through euthanasia
Michael Cook | 11 May 2013 |
Euthanasia claimed its most famous victim last Saturday. At the age of 95, Belgian Nobel laureate Christian de Duve was killed with a lethal injection. He died in his home, surrounded by his four children.
A beautiful way to die. In Belgium, that is.
Michael Cook | 25 March 2013 |
Euthanasia is being promoted in Belgium as a “beautiful” and positive way to die.
Should 12-year-old Belgian kids be able to choose euthanasia?
Michael Cook | 02 March 2013 |
Belgian euthanasia: not such a big deal?
Michael Cook | 22 February 2013 |
Trivialization is well and truly under way when Belgian euthanasia becomes the subject of TV chat shows.
Another speed bump for Belgian euthanasia
Michael Cook | 08 February 2013 |
A woman asks for euthanasia after being sexually abused by her psychiatrist.
Belgian twins euthanased because they “had nothing to live for”
Michael Cook | 19 January 2013 |
In a case which has attracted world attention, Belgian doctors have announced that a fortnight before Christmas they euthanased 45-year-old deaf twins who were going blind and thought that they had nothing to live for.
Belgium debates euthanasia for minors and demented
MIchael Cook | 22 December 2012 |
Belgium could allow euthanasia for people under 18 if new proposals by the Socialist Party are approved.
Euthanasia “trivialized” in Belgium: report by bioethics institute
Michael Cook | 09 December 2012 |
A stinging report on the state of euthanasia in Belgium.
Belgium pioneers organ donation after voluntary euthanasia
Michael Cook | 05 October 2012 |
The practice of transplanting organs from patients who die after voluntary euthanasia is becoming customary in Belgium.