Netherlands Euthanasia "experts" advocate for child euthanasia – with or without consent.

Posted January 13, 2018 4:01 am by Alex Schadenberg

Netherlands Euthanasia "experts" advocate for child euthanasia – with or without consent.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe Journal Pediatrics (January 10, 2018) features an “Ethics Round” article titled: Should Pediatric Euthanasia be Legalized?The Journal article features comments by proponents and opponents of child euthanasia. The article clarifies that, in the Netherlands, euthanasia is a legal option for children (ages 12 – 18) with parental permission and to newborns, based on the Groningen Protocol, who are younger than one. The Journal article states that these deaths are rare:In the past 10 years, 2 cases of neonatal euthanasia were reported, and in the last 15 years, 7 cases of euthanasia in minors

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