two reports on euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands
Well, I am afraid that jet lag has finally caught up with me and put a crimp in my plans for this week’s newsletter. Sorry about the late delivery.
However, I’m sure that you will find the two reports on euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands interesting. The European Institute of Bioethics recently released its evaluation of a decade of legal euthanasia in Belgium. It makes interesting and rather unsettling reading. And the Dutch government has just released an English translation of its annual report on legal euthanasia. Ditto.
Another article deals with a topic so distasteful that I thought carefully about whether to include it or not. However, while other countries are legalising outmoded taboos, Germany has decided to reimpose a ban on zoophilia — and for a very interesting reason. See below.
one positive, one negative.
- Queensland legalises ‘assisted dying’ - September 19, 2021
- Is abortion a global public health emergency? - April 11, 2021
- Dutch doctors cleared to euthanise dementia patients who have advance directives - November 22, 2020
Should intractable mental illness make you eligible for euthanasia?
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Belgian euthanasia chief explains 10% rise
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Making Victorian euthanasia easier
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Belgian women euthanised for extreme psychological suffering
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Why are Canadian euthanasia deaths so high?
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Belgium euthanasia deaths rise by nearly 10%
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