EWTN News: Dutch Government Backs Euthanasia for Children Under 12

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The government expect between five and 10 children a year to be euthanized under the new rule.

EWTN News, October 14, 2020

DENVER, Colo. — The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12.

“There is a need for active termination of life among doctors and parents of incurably ill children, who are suffering hopelessly and unbearably and will die within the foreseeable future,” Health Minister Hugo de Jonge wrote in an Oct. 13 letter to parliament.

Euthanasia is already legal in the Netherlands for infants under one year, with parental consent, and of minors 12-15 with their consent and that of their parents. Voluntary euthanasia is available to those aged 16-17 without parental consent.  …

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