The idea of children`s rights has moved in a more sinister direction. It is now being considered that the child has the same RIGHT to die as an adult in Belgium.
In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.
Advocates argue that euthanasia for children, with the consent of their parents, is necessary to give families an option in a desperately painful situation. But opponents have questioned whether children can reasonably decide to end their own lives.Read more.
The Livertpool Care Pathway: A National Scandal is a blog which deals with assisted dying/palliative care (a euphemism for euthanasia) in the NHS.