Is the Belgian consensus on euthanasia breaking up?
In northern latitudes the sound of spring begins with the booming of snow-covered ice cracking in frozen rivers. Is something like that happening in Belgium?
The European Court of Human Rights is currently considering the case of a Belgian woman who was euthanised in 2012. Her son, Tom Mortier, claims not only that he was left out of the process, but that there were legal irregularities in the way that the euthanasia was carried out. Now it appears that this case may not have been an outlier. The Belgian media is reporting that the police are investigating ten similar cases. Stay tuned.
Authorities are investigating ten deaths
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