Press release – March 12, 2021
The network ‘Bescherm het Kinderleven’ (Protect Children’s Lives) is making a plea against the Proposal by the Dutch government for active termination of life for children age 1 to 12
On the 13th October 2020 the then minister of Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Hugo de Jonge (CDA) announced coming with regulations for active termination of life for seriously ill children ages 1-12. As a reaction on this announcement, a collective of citizens with diverse backgrounds an affiliations have join forces to initiate the network ‘Bescherm het Kinderleven’ (BHK). BHK denounces the plan to allow for regulated termination of life for children. In the coming days the network is launching a social media campaign in which they wil elaborate on the dangers associated with this plan.