Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Sep 17, 2014

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing ...

Euthanasia: the dilemma of choice

Feb 15, 2014

Euthanasia: the dilemma of choice

by Jun Hongo

Euthanasia is an emotionally charged issue for people on both sides of the debate. Proponents of euthanasia argue that a person suffering from terminal illness should be given the freedom to choose how and when they die. Such discourse is given weight by the ...

Belgium to give kids right to die

Feb 12, 2014

Belgium to give kids right to die

Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time. The ...

Oct 2, 2013

Belgian elects to be euthanized after failed sex-change surgery

A 44-year-old Belgian in distress after a failed sex change was euthanized this week after doctors agreed to the mercy-killing on psychological grounds, national media said Tuesday. Nathan Verhelst died Monday in a Brussels hospital surrounded by friends after requesting assistance to die in ...