Belgium Gives Ill Children Of Any Age The Right To Die

Via AFP:

Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.

Despite opposition from the Church, which called the move "a step too far", and some pediatricians, parliament adopted the legislation Thursday by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions.

The ground-breaking legislation makes the largely Catholic country the second after the Netherlands to allow mercy-killing for children, and the first to lift all age restrictions.

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