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Spanish petition asks Belgian king to stop euthanasia law

Brussels - A Spanish conservative lobby group on Thursday delivered more than 200,000 signatures to Belgian King Philippe in Brussels, urging him not to sign controversial child euthanasia legislation passed by parliament.CitizenGo, a pro-family and anti-abortion...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Reflections on zoos and euthanasia

The slaughter of giraffe Marius at a Copenhagen zoo has prompted interest in just how many healthy animals are actually slaughtered by zoos in Europe and worldwide. It seems numbers are unknown, however scientific thought is that slaughters are necessary
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

'Aid in Dying' movement gains momentum in U.S.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a pathologist, was satirized by media pundits who dubbed him “Dr. Death.” He was both assailed and respected for the “assisted-suicide” movement he championed in the U.S.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 5 comments

Quebec ready to legalize very restrictive euthanasia law

Next week, Quebec's National Assembly will begin the final journey in legalizing euthanasia in the province. Doing so will put Quebec first in North America to allow a physician to purposely end a patient's life.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

French court orders tests in quadriplegic euthanasia case

Paris - France's highest civil court Friday ordered more medical tests in the case of a battle between family members over ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic in a vegetative state.The State Council said it would decide before the summer in the case ...
In the Media by AFP

Belgium gives ill children of any age right-to-die

Brussels - Twelve years after legalising euthanasia for adults, Belgium's parliament extended the right to die to terminally ill children of any age Thursday, despite opposition from the Church and some pediatricians.After months of heated debate, the lower House...
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Family battle over euthanasia for quadriplegic in French court

Paris - France's highest civil court on Thursday began hearing the case of a battle between family members over ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic in a vegetative state.The State Council's 17 judges started considering the case of Vincent Lambert on...
In the Media by AFP

Belgian MPs set to vote on euthanasia for children

Brussels - Terminally ill children are set to win the right to die in Belgium when lawmakers vote Thursday to extend a decade-old law allowing euthanasia for adults after months of often heated public debate.Despite strong opposition from the Church and some pedi...
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Right-to-die with dignity to be extended to Belgium's children

Brussels - This week, Belgium is taking an unprecedented step in abolishing age restrictions for its euthanasia law, extending the right to children. This would amend the law that requires someone to be 18 or older to include minors, but with certain restrictions.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

Belgium set to allow euthanasia for children

Brussels - More than a decade after legalising euthanasia for adults, Belgium is set this week to extend mercy-killing to terminally-ill children after lengthy public debate over the ethical issues at stake.Despite strong opposition from the Church and even some ...
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)
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