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MEPs try to mobilise public opinion against extension of euthanasia

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:638
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    European politicians are being urged to oppose plans to extend the practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium. The controversial issue is currently on the parliamentary agenda in both countries.

    The Dutch Senate is due to decide on the bill, which already has the support of the parliament’s second chamber (the equivalent of the House of Commons). At stake are proposals to liberalise existing legislation, in particular to allow children …

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