Cases of euthanasia up 25% in Belgiumby Letizia Orlandi - 2013.02.08
In 2012, the number of euthanasia cases in Belgium increased by 25%, reaching a record level of 1,432 since the practice was legalized in the country in 2002. The phenomenon represents only 2% of all deaths in the kingdom. Most of these practices were conducted for patients with cancer, but also of people with neurological disorders. Here is that the Federal Control and Evaluation euthanasia, in publishing the data, is considering to extend the right to citizens who suffer from degenerative mental illnesses like Alzheimer's, children included.
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