ADF International Warns Belgium Its Euthanasia Law is ‘Spiraling Out of Control’

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, protestors stand in front of a banner which reads “Euthanasia Stop”, during an anti-euthanasia demonstration in Brussels. A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Several countries criticized Belgium for its 2002 euthanasia law at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council this week, urging it to protect people with disabilities and the elderly, noting that registered euthanasia deaths had experienced a hundredfold increase in that country.

“Sadly, over the years, we have seen Belgium’s euthanasia law spiral out of control,” Giorgio Mazzoli, U.N. legal officer for ADF International, said in a statement, which noted that the law was expanded in 2014 to enable doctors to end the lives of children of any age.

Citing a case, it said the life of a 23-year-old female was “tragically ended by euthanasia due to her battle with mental health issues.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Augrah Kumar

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