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Belgian King Signs Child Euthanasia Into Law

Belgium’s King Philippe signs child euthanasia bill into law

Belgium’s King Philippe signs child euthanasia bill into law

Yesterday, the Belgian king signed into law a controversial bill allowing for euthanasia of children. While it seemed unlikely that King Philippe would do anything but sign the bill, there was worldwide controversy surrounding the law, including harsh ...

Belgian King Signs Child Euthanasia Into Law

Belgian King Signs Child Euthanasia Into Law

King Philippe of Belgium signed the controversial legislation into law on Sunday. (Lars Koopmans/Wikimedia Commons) The king of Belgium has signed into law a controversial bill making the nation the first country in the world to allow euthanasia for ...

Child euthanasia signed into law by Belgian king

Child euthanasia signed into law by Belgian king

The king of Belgium has signed into law a controversial Bill making the nation the first country in the world to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages ... Philippe last week urging him not to sign the Bill. Belgian press reported ...

Petition Urges Belgian King to Stop Child Euthanasia Law

Petition Urges Belgian King to Stop Child Euthanasia Law

A campaign to petition King Philippe of Belgium not to sign a new bill extending euthanasia to children into law is rapidly gaining signatures. The petition can be found here, on the website Citizen Go. Organisers hope to obtain at least 50,000 signatures.

Belgian King Philippe signs controversial child euthanasia into law

Belgian King Philippe signs controversial child euthanasia into law

The authors of the bill argue that it deals exclusively with very rare cases when a panel of psychiatrists rules that a patient is sane and capable of making decisions. Any such case requires the written consent of a child’s parents. Proposed by the ...

Belgium Close to Allowing Euthanasia for Ill Minors

Belgium Close to Allowing Euthanasia for Ill Minors

PARIS " Belgian lawmakers gave final approval on Thursday to a measure that would allow euthanasia for incurably ill children enduring insufferable pain. King Philippe is expected to sign the measure into law and make Belgium the first country to lift ...

Children’s euthanasia bill signed by Belgium king

Children’s euthanasia bill signed by Belgium king

Belgium’s king ... bill into law Sunday, putting to rest weeks of speculation on whether he would approve the law amid strong opposition from Catholic organizations throughout Europe. The legislation, which grants children the right to request euthanasia ...

Lessons to be learned as Belgium King signs measure legalizing child euthanasia

Lessons to be learned as Belgium King signs measure legalizing child euthanasia

Nonetheless I was still jolted when I read today that the Belgian press was reporting that on Sunday King Filip-Philippe had signed the measure into ... children. But when I ask him if hypothetically a 10-year-old could, under the new law, request ...

Belgian King Urged to Stop Euthanasia Law

Belgian King Urged to Stop Euthanasia Law

Belgian ... euthanasia is already permitted for children older than 12. The Belgian Catholic Church opposes the bill, describing it as a "step too far", and European Catholic groups are now appealing directly to King Philippe not to sign the bill into ...

Child Euthanasia Law in Belgium First to End Age Limits

Child Euthanasia Law in Belgium First to End Age Limits

The law makes Belgium, which legalized euthanasia ... presented Belgium’s king with an international petition signed by more than 200,000 Europeans asking him not to sign the bill. The debate has raised questions about when children develop the capacity ...

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