Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Report reveals Belgian GPs are killing patients who have not requested death

A professor at Hull university has written a report which revealed "around one in every 60 deaths of a patient under GP care involves someone who has not requested euthanasia." Authored by Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor of Hull university and published by the Journal of Medical Ethics, the report brings into question the existing euthanasia laws in Belgium. Cohen-Almagor states: "The decision as to which life is no longer worth living is not in the hands of the patient but in the hands of the doctor." [Daily Mail, 12 June]

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