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Belgium brews row over euthanasia

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1525b (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1525

A leading doctor in Belgium has lodged a legal complaint against the minister of health, Marcel Colla, for contravening the country's laws forbidding euthanasia. The row over euthanasia in Belgium has flared up after Colla gave a magazine interview in which he confessed to requesting euthanasia for his mother, who was terminally ill.

The former president of the Belgian doctors' association (Orde van Geneesheren), Dr Andre Wynen, …

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