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Euthanasia deaths in Belgium reach record high

March 07, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Doctors in Belgium killed a record 3,423 patients by lethal injection in 2023—up from 1,807 in 2013.

“In almost a quarter of recorded cases, the reason given for euthanasia was poly-pathologies, rather than terminal illness, in which patients suffer from a range of complaints such as a loss of vision or hearing, arthritis and incontinence,” according to the report. “In half of these cases, the patients were not dying from their illnesses ... A total of 89 people were given lethal injections solely because of their psychiatric conditions or cognitive disorders such as dementia.”

The Western European nation of 11.9 million (map) is 61% Christian (58% Catholic), 26% agnostic, 9% Muslim, and 2% atheist.

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  • Posted by: Langton7139 - Mar. 08, 2024 6:12 PM ET USA

    Sad to hear this. I know a major University (with medical school and research institutes) which appears to go out of its way to teach the "falsity" of slippery slope arguments. We are starting to see where that leads ...